Marion County deputy shot and killed.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed Thursday morning after responding to a report of a disabled vehicle and radioing in that he saw two men walking along the highway.

Twenty-nine-year-old Brandy Winfield was in his overturned cruiser and was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital.

The sheriff’s office says two people are being questioned and a third possible suspect is in the emergency room at Marion General Hospital.

Winfield responded to the 4:00am report of a disabled white van, but radio traffic from him stopped shortly after he reported seeing the two men walking along state Route 423 near Waldo, about 30 miles north of Columbus.

Winfield was on the force six years, and his father and brother are Marion police officers. He is survived by a wife and two children.

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