ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police say there appears to be no criminal aspect to what’s being called the untimely death of a Rocky Hill police officer found inside his cruiser at a local cemetery.

State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says Rocky Hill police found 49-year-old Sgt. Leonard Kulas at Center Cemetery shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, after he failed to respond to radio calls while he was on patrol.

Rocky Hill Police Chief Michael Custer requested that the state police major crime squad investigate the death.

Troopers say an initial review showed no apparent signs of any crime.

The chief medical examiner’s office plans an autopsy Friday to try to determine what led to the death of Kulas, who had served with the department for 31 years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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