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(Richmond, IN)--The issue of the sleeping RPD officer has been closed.  Chief Jim Branum has indicated that the officer who was photographed sleeping in a cruiser earlier this month has been disciplined but not fired.  Branum did not reveal the officer’s name or elaborate on the punishment, but did indicate that the officer was not on duty at the time he was photographed.  The photograph had made its rounds on social media.  The other person in the cruiser was not an officer.