GURLEY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Madison County Coroner confirms Gurley Police Chief Buddy Deen has passed away from a self-inflicted injury.
The coroner was called to a home in New Hope on Thursday evening to reports of a death.
Gurley Mayor Robert Sentell says an interim police chief has been named. Mayor Sentell said as of Thursday evening he had already received calls of condolences from surrounding community city officials and law enforcement officers.
Thursday evening, crime tape covered Deen's office inside Gurley City Hall. The Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating further.
An officer who asked not to be named told WHNT, “Chief Deen was a great man and friend.”
Deen was named chief about three years ago after the former chief retired from his post, according to Mayor Sentell.