Bloomington IN May 29 2011Officers at the Indiana University Police Department were shocked to find one of their own dead this morning in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium in Bloomington.
Officer James Lerg, 30, was on duty but failed to respond to radio calls this morning. When other officers went to check on him around 5:30 a.m., he was found dead near his squad car, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“This is a very sad day for our department,” said IU Police Chief Keith Cash. “Our hearts and prayers are with the Lerg family. We will all miss him very much.”
There is no immediate indication of homicide but the case will remain under investigation. At the request of Chief Cash, the Bloomington Police Department is taking over the investigation.