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Perry County deputy to be laid to rest on Friday

  • Joshua Harsy

    Joshua Harsy

updated: 12/28/2017 5:08 PM

Funeral services for a16-year veteran of the Perry County Sheriff's Office will be held Friday.

Investigators say that 33-year-old Joshua Harsy, 33, died of a single gunshot wound to the head at a home in rural Jackson County just before 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. Authorities said foul play is not suspected, although they add that is only a preliminary conclusion.

Harsy was a sergeant with the county sheriff's police. He was off duty at the time of his death.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Harsy's death remains under review by the Jackson County State's Attorney's Office.