The deputy was identified as 22-year-old Patrol Deputy Savanna Puckett
, who had been with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office for four years
, 一个 声明 from the agency said
After Puckett did not report to her assigned shift for roll call Sunday afternoon, a deputy went to her residence in the city of Springfield and found her home ablaze, 声明说.
The responding deputy “attempted to make entry into the home” 但是是 “unable due to the extent of the fire,” 声明说.
After the fire department arrived and entered the home, Puckett was found shot and pronounced dead at the scene, 声明说.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate, 警长办公室说.
“Words cannot express the sadness and grief that Savanna’s family and her Sheriff’s Office family are facing right now,” Sheriff Michael Van Dyke said. “This is a tragedy that we are processing minute by minute. Please keep Savanna, 她的家人, and the Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers.”
Robertson County is located north of Nashville along the Tennessee-Kentucky border.