Rock County Police Officer Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

By: AP
By: AP

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A longtime Milton police officer has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

The body of 43-year-old police Lt. John Conger was found Sunday on a walking path in Janesville.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation says an autopsy found Conger died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Conger had been with the Milton Police Department since May 1992.

WISC-TV reports Conger was involved in anti-bullying efforts in the Milton School District.

In a statement, Milton Police Chief Dan Layber called Conger a "dedicated officer who was committed to the Milton community."

Janesville police and the DCI are investigating with help from the Wisconsin State Crime Lab.


Information from: WISC-TV,

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