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Two Florida sheriff’s deputies shared the news of actor and comedian Bob Saget’s death earlier this year with people close to them before authorities notified the ‘Full House’ star’s family , revealed an investigation report.
The deputies were disciplined for their actions, according to the report, according to FOX 35 Orlando.
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Saget died on January 9, 2022, at the age of 65, after being found unconscious in his hotel room in Orlando. He would stay in town while playing comedy shows in the area.
The medical examiner concluded that Saget died after falling and hitting his head.
In the hours after Saget was found unresponsive, as law enforcement conducted their investigation, Orange County Deputy Emiliano Silva reportedly texted his brother informing him of Saget’s death. , according to the report. Her brother would then share the news in a tweet which was later deleted. Silva was one of the first officers to react to Saget’s collapse at the hotel.
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Silva was unaware that his brother had shared the news on Twitter until someone showed him a screenshot 40 minutes later, the report noted. He had urged his brother to delete the tweet, but by then several outlets had started asking about Saget’s death.
And Deputy Steven Reed, who was off duty or not part of the investigation at the hotel but was informed of the death by a fellow Orange County deputy, texted the news to two of his neighbors who allegedly attended one of Saget’s performances days before his death, according to the report.
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Both cases had occurred before authorities notified Saget’s family of his death.
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The deputies had violated the sheriff’s department’s information release directive and entered into disciplinary agreements through the “disciplinary dispute resolution process,” according to the report. Specific disciplinary measures were not included in the report.