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Missing officer found dead; suicide suspected

Staff report

The body of Douglas County Deputy Branden Berry was found this afternoon in his car.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is reporting they located the body of Deputy Branden Berry at about 3:40 p.m.

“It is with great sadness that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department must report that the body of Deputy Berry was discovered deceased, seated in his vehicle, which was parked behind a shopping center in northern Douglas County. A preliminary investigation indicates that Deputy Berry died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” said a press release by Sgt. Tom Mezzetta.

An investigation is underway.

Deputy Berry, 22, was hired Tuesday but failed to show up for work Wednesday.

At approximately 6:15 Wednesday morning Deputy Berry left his home in Carson City for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Minden. Deputy Berry never arrived.