Deputies: Former Knox Co. Sheriff died from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

KNOX COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Retired Knox County Sheriff David Barber was found dead at his home on Sunday.

According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Barber’s residence at about 12:13pm, Sunday after his body was found by family members.

Deputies say Barbers death appears to be a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was sent to the coroner for an autopsy.

Barber served as the Sheriff of Knox County from 1993 to 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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