Female deputy found dead, shot in her burning home after missing morning roll call

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SPRINGFIELD, TN – A female deputy who didn’t show up for work was found shot and killed in her burning home, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office said today.

At approximately 5:00pm today, Deputy Savanna Puckett did not report to her assigned shift for roll-call. A Deputy went to her residence on Highway 41N in Springfield, TN to check on her, and found her home engulfed in flames. The Deputy attempted to make entry into the home; however, was unable due to the extent of the fire. The Fire Department arrived and made entry into the residence where they found Deputy Puckett shot, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputy Puckett was 22 years old and had been with the Sheriff’s Office for four (4) years. The TBI has been requested to investigate. All questions regarding the investigation will be referred to TBI.

“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,” stated Sheriff Michael Van Dyke.

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