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September 02, 2011
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Accidental discharge kills Ga. probation officer

Tiffany Bishop was participating in firearms training on Wed.

By PoliceOne Staff

ATLANTA — Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop was accidentally shot and killed at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia on Wed. during a training exercise.

A loaded weapon was accidentally discharged during a firearms training exercise, fatally wounding Bishop, according to ODMP. Bishop was transported to a nearby hospital, but died on the way.

Twenty-four-year-old Bishop had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for six months.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is investigating why the instructor, who is reportedly a veteran, used a live firearm in the training session.

"He's traumatized by the whole thing; it's impacted him greatly," said the GBI's John Bankhead in an interview with MyFoxAtlanta.

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