A lieutenant for the Oconee County (GA) Sheriff’s Office was killed Friday when the lawn mower he was driving turned over into a creek behind his home.
“It’s a tragic and terrible accident,” Oconee County Sheriff James Hale said Monday.
Scott Underwood, a supervisor for a patrol unit, was cutting grass behind his home in the Farmington community when the mower overturned along a creek. The mower pinned the 50-year-old officer in the creek, the sheriff told AthensOnline.com.
“I understand the coroner will list it as a drowning,” Hale said about the accident.
Investigators are not sure what time the accident occurred, but he was found by his wife, Tracy Underwood, sometime around 9 to 9:30 p.m., according to Hale.
Underwood is survived by his wife and two sons