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New details in the murder of a Texas sheriff’s deputy who had significant injuries to his head, turned out to be the 19-year-old veteran suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to the report.
Assistant-Lee Shepherd, from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Worth, was found injured in his personal vehicle to the sheriff’s office parking lot on Friday night. He had not returned from his holiday two hours earlier.
A SHERIFF DEPUTY LOCATED IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS, DIED AFTER IT WAS FOUND WITH ‘SIGNIFICANT’ INJURY TO THE HEAD
A blood clot in the Shepherd’s lungs, causing him to fall and hit his head as he got out of his car, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“The pulmonary embolism, is started up by the car, which is the cause of the decline, and he was able to recover and get into the car, and I was able to move on,” the medical examiner said in a news conference.
The police in the first instance, ” said the Herder had been killed, but retracted the statement on the Saturday morning.
The shepherd was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Morning News reported.
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“I’ll tell you what I know about Jim is that he has a good reputation in the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Bill Waybourn told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He was a strong leader. He was a much sought-after. He was a great man and a great father.”