Sheriff's Death Ruled Accidental

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

According To The Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:03 a.m.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has ruled the official cause of death of Miller County Sheriff H.E. 'Buddy' Glass as an accidental drowning associated with heart disease.

GBI says Glass was riding in his golf cart by his pond when it tipped over and he fell into the water.

GBI says because the heart disease had weakened his heart, Glass was unable to get out and drowned.

They are still waiting on the toxicology report.

Associated Press Release

COLQUITT, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the death of a south Georgia sheriff.

Authorities say Miller County Sheriff H.E. Glass, known as "Buddy," was found dead at his home in Colquitt Saturday morning.

WALB-TV reports officials have not disclosed how Glass died, but said his wife found him lying in a pond behind their house after she came home from work.

Investigators say an autopsy will be performed on 68-year-old Glass to determine his official cause of death.

Colquitt is about 50 miles southwest of Albany.

By: Eyewitness News
June 8, 2013

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a family member found Miller County Sheriff, H.E. "Buddy" Glass, dead at his home this morning.

According to GBI, his body was found by family members in a pond on his property around 7:15 a.m. Family members then called 911.

GBI is treating it as a death investigation. However, they are not actively looking for any suspects. An autopsy will be performed Monday to determine cause of death.

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