Ga. Probation Officer Killed During Training

The state Department of Corrections on Thursday identified the person shot and killed during a training exercise as a 24-year-old probation officer from Rome.

Tiffany Bishop of the Rome Probation Office had been with the department since March, according to DOC spokeswoman Kristen Stancil.

Bishop died Wednesday during an exercise at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison training facility in Jackson, Stancil said.

The incident involved an accidental discharge of a weapon during a routine exercise, Stancil said. The GBI is investigating the incident. No additional information was available.

DOC commissioner Brian Owens called GBI Director Vernon Keenan to request an investigation, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said. There will be an autopsy, Bankhead said.

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