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Ga. officer found dead with gunshot wound

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said they are investigating the officer’s death as a suicide


By PoliceOne Staff

RINGGOLD, Ga. A Georgia police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle following a car accident on Saturday evening.

WTVC reports that a car was driving near a highway when it veered across a divider and crossed into oncoming traffic before it went down a steep embankment. Police responded to reports of a car accident and found the driver of the car, who was later revealed to be a Varnell police officer, dead with a gunshot wound.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said they are investigating the officer’s death as a suicide. The officer's identity has not been released.

No additional details have been released at this time.

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