- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Lane County sheriff’s spokesman says a man found fatally shot near church property in north Eugene was a former Eugene police union president.

The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/lOPygn ) that Sgt. David Bones says the man who died Tuesday was identified as 44-year-old Erik Humphrey.

Police Chief Pete Kerns said Humphrey worked 20 years as a community service officer in Eugene. The chief called him a “kind, gentle and conscientious man.”

Lane County sheriff’s officials are investigating the death. They have declined to release details.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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