Lake County Sheriff’s Officer Found Dead in East Chicago Patrol Car – NBC Chicago

A Lake County sheriff’s officer was found dead in his patrol car Friday afternoon in East Chicago, Indiana.

The 51-year-old veteran officer was discovered in his vehicle around 4:30 p.m. in the East Chicago courthouse parking lot, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. His name has not yet been released.

“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the loved ones of this officer’s family, and to the men and women of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department,” Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said in a statement.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office and the East Chicago Police Department are investigating the incident.

NBC Chicago

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