Lead Sheriff Investigating Chris Kyle Murder Found DEAD… Here’s What We Know

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Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant


Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant, one of the lead investigators in the high profile murder case of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013 has been found dead in his home after an apparent ‘suicide.’

Bryant was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.

Bryant’s death is less than one week after reports surfaced that the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement was investigating him for allegedly cheating on his continuing education training. He served as sheriff for nearly 20 years in Erath County, which is about 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

The Texas Rangers are investigating his death, at the request of the Stephenville Police Department, the statement said. No additional information is currently available, according to Dallas News.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement has been investigating Bryant, who was reprimanded Bryant in March for not completing a 40-hour continued education training course. The training is required by the legislature to keep law enforcement officials up to date on changes to laws.

Bryant told the news site he didn’t even realize he hadn’t finished the training until he returned from a Sheriff’s Association of Texas conference over the summer. He said the next thing he knew, former sheriff’s deputy Cameron Ray had taken the course for him to get him caught up.

Not completing a training class is hardly a reason to commit suicide.



Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fellow officers.

Rest in peace sir and thank you for your service.


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