Robertson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Savanna Puckett was found shot inside her burning home Sunday evening. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene, the sheriff’s workplace stated a information launch.
Another deputy went to verify on Puckett round 5 p.m. Sunday when she didn’t report for her shift and found her home in Springfield engulfed in flames, the discharge stated. The deputy was not in a position to make it inside as a result of extent of the fireplace. Once firefighters arrived, they found Puckett inside.
She was a four-year veteran on the drive, in line with the discharge. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed it’s investigating the fireplace and Puckett’s loss of life.
“Words can not specific the unhappiness and grief that Savanna’s household and her Sheriff’s Office household are going through proper now,” Sheriff Michael Van Dyke said in the release. “This is a tragedy that we’re processing minute by minute. Please hold Savanna, her household and the Sheriff’s Office in your ideas and prayers.”
It was not immediately clear if the gunshot wound or the fire caused Puckett’s death. No other details were available as of Monday morning.
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