Connersville police officer killed in ATV accident

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ind. – A Connersville police officer was killed Thursday morning following an ATV accident.

According to Indiana Conservation Officers, Jeffrey Counceller, 47, Counceller was last observed leaving his brother’s house on County Road 200 East at approximately 12 a.m. While headed south on the county road, he struck a tree and was killed.

A bystander saw his ATV near the intersection of County Road 200 East around 6:40 a.m. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Counceller served with the Connersville Police Department for 17 years as a patrolman.

The investigation into the cause of the accident is still underway. The coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy later in the day; along with a toxicology report.