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TBI investigates shooting of ex-HCSO drug detective

Jeff Bobo • May 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

CHURCH HILL — Former Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detective Brad Depew was hospitalized Monday night after suffering a gunshot wound that is now being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Depew, 43, 251 Barrett Lane, Church Hill, has been indicted by the Hawkins County grand jury on 72 charges related to him allegedly stealing narcotics from the HCSO evidence locker on multiple occasions in March and April 2011.

At 5:48 p.m. Monday, Depew’s wife, Loretta Depew, called 911 to report her husband had been shot.

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