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Former Thomas deputy dies in house fire

(Source: Thomas Co. S.O.) (Source: Thomas Co. S.O.)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

A former Chief Deputy for the Thomas County Sheriff's Office was killed in a house fire Thursday night. 

The Thomas County Sheriff's Office says firefighters were called to the home of 85-year-old Former Chief Deputy Walter Hadley off Highway 319 N around 7:30pm Thursday. 

Authorities say Hadley was home alone and there was substantial damage to the house. 

He worked for the Thomas County Sheriff's Office from 1967- 2010. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but they believe it was accidental.  They do not suspect arson.

 

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