Deputy killed wife of fel­low deputy in wreck

The Covington News - - CRIME & COURTS -

DOU­GLASVILLE, — Au­thor­i­ties say the wo­man killed in a wreck in­volv­ing Douglas County Sher­iff’s Deputy Chris Black was the wife of a fel­low deputy.

Forty-four-year-old Tammy Barn­well died in the head-on col­li­sion Wed­nes­day while Black was rush­ing to a call about an armed rob­bery at Ar­bor Place Mall. Sher­iff Phil Miller says Black’s wife had eaten lunch with Barn­well at an event on Tues­day.

The sher­iff says Black is “just dev­as­tated. He’s heartbroken.”

Barn­well was a man­ager at a Wal-Mart in Dou­glasville and the wife of Deputy Robert Barn­well.

She died at the scene of the wreck on Ge­or­gia 5. Black sus­tained a bro­ken leg, wrist and ribs and is re­cov­er­ing at At­lanta Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

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