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Crash kills Sumter County deputy

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email 

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  When law enforcement responded to a car crash Saturday night, they had no idea one of the victims would end up to be one of their own.

A community is mourning the loss of 42-year-old Sumter County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Pierce.

The Muscogee County Coroner explains the crash happened near the intersection of 6th Street and Veterans Parkway Saturday night when a car and a motorcycle collided.

Deputy Robert Pierce, who was driving the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. at the Columbus Medical Center.

Pierce's body has bee sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

It is not known at this time if there were any other injuries associated with this crash. 

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office said Pierce has served with their department for nearly two years.

They ask if anyone wants to send cards or well wishes to the family they can write to:

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 726
Americus, Georgia 31709
C/O Pierce Family

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