The police chief of Cerritos College was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Westminster motel, authorities said Tuesday evening.
Richard "Buk" Bukowiecki, 47, was found about 3:30 a.m. Monday in a room at a Super 8 motel in the 15000 block of Beach Boulevard, according to the Orange County coroner's office.
College President Linda Lacy told The Times that Bukowiecki was an excellent police chief who was highly respected on the campus.
"The Cerritos College family is deeply saddened by the death of Chief Bukowiecki," she said.
He was "always calm and had a cool demeanor," Lacy said. "He was very intelligent...