Body of Missing Deputy Found in River

Clarksville, TN – The body of a sheriff's deputy missing since last Thursday has been recovered in the Cumberland River in Clarksville over the weekend. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ted Denny says the body of 53-year-old William Hassell was found around 3 p.m. Saturday. Hassell was a reserve deputy with the department. Denny says the body was found very close to where the boat was found and where divers searched early on. Denny says the river was very murky from heavy rains. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.