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GA Deputy Killed in Off-Duty Lawn Mower Accident

Lt. Scott Underwood, a supervisor for a patrol unit, was cutting grass behind his home when the mower overturned along a creek.

Lt. Scott Underwood died Friday after his mower overturned pinning him in a creek.Lt. Scott Underwood died Friday after his mower overturned pinning him in a creek.Oconee County SO

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 

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