Tennessee sheriff’s deputy found shot inside burning home

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tennessee sheriff’s office is mourning the loss of one of their own, who was found shot inside a burning home.

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The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying Deputy Savanna Puckett was found dead in her home after she didn’t report to work. When a deputy went to check on her, Puckett’s home was in flames.

The deputy on the scene could not get past the fire, and when firefighters found Puckett, she was pronounced dead at the scene, WHBQ reported.

Savanna Puckett was 22-years-old and had been with the sheriff’s office for four years, WHBQ reported.

In a statement, Sheriff Michael Van Dyke said, “Words cannot express the sadness and grief that Savanna’s family and her Sheriff’s Office family are facing right now. This is a tragedy that we are processing minute by minute. Please keep Savanna, her family, and the Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers.”

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of Patrol Deputy Savanna Puckett who was found shot and her home...

Posted by Robertson County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 23, 2022

On Monday afternoon, a man was arrested after an hours-long investigation as a search warrant was served in connection with Puckett’s death, WZTV reported. Investigators have not released the person’s name or how they may be connected to the case.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.