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BREAKING: Cerritos College Police Chief Richard Bukowiecki Dead From Apparent Suicide

By Randy Economy

Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper has learned that the top law enforcement officer at Cerritos College has apparently taken his own life over this past weekend.

According to an email from Superintendent Linda Lacey, she informed members of the Board of Trustees late Monday about the death of Campus Police Chief Richard “Buk” Bukowiecki.

“The College has received very tragic news this afternoon. We are saddened to have learned that Campus Police Chief Richard “Buk” Bukowiecki has unexpectedly passed away. Additional information will be forthcoming,” Lacey said in a circulated email..

“We have arranged for grief counselors to be available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Counseling services are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-531-0200. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Buk’s family, friends, colleagues, staff, and fellow officers during this very difficult time,” Lacey wrote.

Even though Lacey did not elaborate on the cause of death, at least two high ranking officials at Cerritos College told HMG-CN that the Bukowiecki’s death was from “an apparent suicide.”

HMG-CN will be having additional updates as they develop.

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