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1 year-old child drowns in swimming pool

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The Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Mt. Juliet Police Department, along with the community, is mourning the loss of a deputy and communications officer's 1-year-old son.

On Monday, July 25, it was reported that the son of Wilson County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Long and MJPD Communications Center Supervisor Kinnie Long had fallen into the pool and drowned.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said he was grateful for the outpouring of support they have seen for the Long family during this horrible time.

"They are in our thoughts and prayers," Bryan added. "We stand in support of Deputy Long and his wife."

Bryan said that in any case like this, they are required to open an investigation and did so, alongside the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Bryan concluded the incident was a tragic accident.

The Caleb Long Benefit fund has been set up at Wilson Bank & Trust to help the family.

"The support we are seeing so far is amazing," he added.

"Words are never adequate in moments like these, but we are all grieving after our Communications Center Supervisor's 1-year-old son passed away this morning in a tragic accident," MJPD Lt. Tyler Chandler stated in a release. "Our department is close, and this event affects us all. However, our grief and confusion are small compared to what the Long family must be feeling. Our hearts and prayers go out to them."

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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