Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing

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Posted: Aug 23, 2015 2:27 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Local officials say a former deputy sheriff from Georgia was among the victims of a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.

Local media reports, citing the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, identified the victim as Barry Sutton, a contractor for DynCorp International who was killed Saturday. He was helping train Afghan law enforcement as part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission.

A suicide bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded Kabul neighborhood, killing at least 12 people, including Sutton, and two other American civilian contractors. Some 66 people were wounded.

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Sutton, a former senior deputy, worked for the sheriff's office from 2009 through 2011. He was a Floyd County police officer for more than 13 years.