Two Florida deputies have reportedly killed themselves and left their newborn child orphaned.
According to local media reports, both mother and father took their own lives, just days apart from each other.
The parents were both sheriff’s deputies from Florida and they didn’t think twice about leaving their now 1-month-old baby son an orphan, revealed an official.
Deputy Clayton Osteen passed away on the 2nd of January while his partner took her life in the wake of his death, explained Sheriff Ken Mascara in a public statement which was released on Tuesday.
Mascara spoke about how he saw both of these young deputies as hardworking, ambitious, and wonderful people that complemented one another but little did he know that they would be gone so soon.
“They were a great compliment to my already amazing team of professionals,” he added.
“It’s just so easy for me and the general public to view the law enforcement as being superhuman, but let us not forget that they are just like one of us,” he went on to explain.
Reports revealed how the Florida Sheriff’s Department received a call before midnight on the eve of New Year and that’s when he found how Osteen had tried to take his own life, while he was off duty. His own family chose to remove him from life support on Sunday.
On the other hand, the sheriff’s office revealed how they found out about his wife’s suicide, just a few days later. But the office failed to let out any details on when she actually passed away.
This leaves the couple’s young son in a tragic state of being orphaned as both of his parents have suddenly left this world.
Investigations into the bizarre matter have begun as loved ones mourn the loss of two talented professionals that many felt were made for each other.
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