Two Florida sheriff’s deputies who were romantically found were found dead from an apparent murder-suicide while traveling with other colleagues on vacation.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Detective Daniel Leyden was heard arguing with another deputy on Saturday night shortly before gunfire was heard in an Augustine rental home.
Both were found with fatal wounds. Authorities said Leyden appeared to have caused himself.
“Our Sheriff’s Office family is still reeling from the shock of this unimaginable tragedy. My prayers of strength and comfort are with the families and loved ones of these delegates, and every member of Team HCSO affected by this tragic loss,” said Chad Sheriff Chad. Chronister said in a statement.
“Violence is never a solution, and I urge any staff member dealing with a crisis to take advantage of the many resources our agency has created over the past few years, including Community Support. career, Chaplain and a clinical psychologist. Help is just a phone call away. ”
The victims have yet to be identified, but officials said they were assigned to a unified patrol unit. Leyden works in the criminal investigation unit.