The Robertson County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Savanna Puckett was found shot in a burning house on Sunday night. In a news release from the sheriff’s office, the agency confirmed that the 22-year-old was dead at the scene.
Puckett’s home on Highway 41 in Springfield was engulfed in flames when another deputy went to check on her after she did not report for her shift around 5 p.m. Sunday, the authorities said.
Despite the extent of the fire, the deputy did not make it inside. Once firefighters arrived, Puckett was discovered inside.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate her death. She had served on the force for four years, according to the release.
Sheriff Michael Van Dyke said in the release that “words cannot express the grief and sadness that Savanna’s family and the Sheriff’s Office are experiencing at this difficult time.” Minute by minute, we are dealing with this tragedy.
Savanna, her family and the Sheriff’s Office are in our thoughts and prayers right now. Please keep them in your prayers.”
As of Monday morning, it was not possible to determine whether Puckett’s death was the result of the gunshot or the fire. Other details were unavailable.