Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023
Two Orange County, Florida, sheriff's deputies have been disciplined for sharing information about Bob Saget's death with members of the public before the comedian's family had been notified.
1. Information in testimony given as part of the investigation
Both deputies confirmed they had improperly shared the information in testimony given as part of the investigation, the Orange County Sheriff's Department report states.
2. Saget was found dead in an hotel room
Saget was on tour when he was found dead in an Orlando, Florida, hotel room on January 9.
3. Deputy Emiliano Silva texted his brother informing him of Saget's death.
Deputy Emiliano Silva, who had responded to the Ritz Carlton in Orlando where Saget's body was found, texted his brother informing him of Saget's death, the report states.
4. This tweet prompted a flood of media inquiries
This tweet prompted a flood of media inquiries at a time when authorities had yet to notify Saget's.
4. Silva,s Statement
Silva later told internal investigators in an interview he "really wasn't thinking" when he shared the information with his brother, but that he "had no ill intent,".