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Newtown Police Investigating Untimely Death Of Westport Officer

Westport Police Officer Robert Myer, pictured while on patrol with the Marine Division in 2011
Westport Police Officer Robert Myer, pictured while on patrol with the Marine Division in 2011 Photo Credit: File: Vanessa Inzitari

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown officers were investigating the "untimely death" of a Westport police officer who was found dead in his Elizabeth Street home on Wednesday morning, police said.

Newtown officers responded at 6:42 a.m. for a "medical assist" at 6 Elizabeth Street and determined it was an untimely death, police said.

The man was identified as Robert Myer, 48, of 6 Elizabeth St., police said. In addition to serving as a Westport police officer, Myer was also a member of the Newtown Board of Police Commissioners.

“On behalf of Chief James Valdero and the Newtown Police Department, this day is a tragic loss for the family, friends and community of Newtown,” said a statement from the Newtown Police Department.

The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

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