Lawrence County, MS, Sheriff's Deputy Robert Ainsworth and his wife Paula were killed in their home Sunday by a storm. (Photo: Lawrence County SO/Facebook) -

Lawrence County, MS, Sheriff's Deputy Robert Ainsworth and his wife Paula were killed in their home Sunday by a storm. (Photo: Lawrence County SO/Facebook)

A Lawrence County, MS, sheriff's deputy and his wife were killed in a storm Sunday.

The Lawrence County Coroner said that Deputy Robert Ainsworth and his wife Paula were killed in their home, WLBT reports.

In a Facebook post, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office offered their condolences to their family. It said that Robert died a hero, shielding Paula from the storm.

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