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Former North Georgia Deputy Killed in Afghanistan

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A former North Georgia deputy was among those killed in Afghanistan while training Afghani law enforcement.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, former senior Deputy Barry Sutton died while serving "as a part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission."

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of former Senior Deputy Barry Sutton who was killed in Afghanistan while training Afghani law enforcement as a part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission," the department wrote on Facebook.

"Sutton, a deputy with the FCSO from 2009 to 2011 was also a Patrol Sargent and SWAT team member with the Floyd County Police Department," the post states.

"Sutton served the Rome/Floyd County community for more than 15 years before becoming a contractor for DynCorp International. DynCorp International stated that Sutton was killed when the vehicle he and other team members were in was attacked by a suicide bomber."

“Barry was a solid career officer, Floyd County Police Department SWAT veteran and deputy," commented Sheriff Burkhalter. "A great family man. Barry left law enforcement to provide for his family. He knew the risks and rewards. I’m proud to have associated with him and I mourn with his family and extended law enforcement family.”

The Associated Press reports a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy Saturday, killing at least 12 people, including three American civilian contractors.

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