Authorities investigating death of Erath Co. Sheriff Tommy Bryant

The Texas Rangers are investigating the death of Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant, who was found dead in his home shortly after midnight Tuesday.

The Stephenville Empire Tribune reports Bryant died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound citing city and county officials.

Bryant’s death comes less than one week after news broke that he was under investigation by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for allegedly cheating on his continuing education training, the newspaper reports.
Bryant acted as the lead investigator in the shooting death of Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author, Chris Kyle.