Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy Sgt.Greg Meagher died after inhaling liquid nitrogen at Xytex Corporation here in Augusta Ga. Officials say Sgt. Meagher responded to an alarm at the building off Emmett Street at 3:26 Sunday afternoon.
Deputies say he inhaled the chemical substance and later died from his injuries.
Sergeant Meagher had served with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for 33 years. In 2004 he was shot in the face while assigned to a federal narcotics task force but recovered and returned to work at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree will be holding a press conference today to share details on the incident. We will bring you the details.
Our sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. Meagher and to his LEO family at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.