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Benzie Deputy is killed in motorcycle accident


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August 16, 2005

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Benzie Deputy is killed in motorcycle accident

Officer Down: Cory Gunther - [Lake Anne, Michigan]


Biographical Info

Age: 27

Additional Info: Deputy Gunther had been with the Benzie County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was also a volunteer firefighter. He leaves behind a fiance and two young daughters.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Deputy Gunther died in an off-duty motorcycle accident.

Date of Incident: August 9, 2005


The Associated Press

LAKE ANN, Mich. A 27-year-old Benzie County sheriff's deputy has died in an off-duty motorcycle crash.

State police say Cory Lee Gunther died yesterday after a car pulled into the path of his motorcycle on a rural road. He had been with the department for four years.

Witnesses say his bike exploded while he was still on it. He leaves behind a fiance and two children.

The woman driving the car wasn't hurt.

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