An Upper Southampton police officer died Friday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said.
Richard Lizzio, 56, was found at about 8:30 a.m. in his patrol car in the parking lot of the Jesus Focus Ministry Church at Bristol and Churchville Roads, according to Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell.
"It's just a horrible tragedy," Campbell said.
An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday morning.
Lizzio had been on the force for more than 20 years and was married, Campbell said.