Highlands County deputy commits suicide
WFLA 8 News
January 26, 2019
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a deputy who committed suicide.
Sgt. Max Van D’Huynslager, 42, died Saturday morning from a self-inflicted injury, according to the sheriff's office.
Van D’Huynslage, who had served in the Highlands County Sheriff's Office since 2008, was not on duty when five women were shot and killed in a bank in Sebring, authorities said.
Before he joined the agency, Van D’Huynslager worked for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Cape Coral Police Department and the Clewiston Police Department.
He leaves behind a wife and an 8-year-old daughter, according to the sheriff's office.
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