Ironton Man Dies as a Result of Hunting Accident
20 November 2003
FAYETTE - Troy Sadler, 34, of Ironton died Monday as the
result of a hunting accident. Sadler along with his hunting party made the
trip to central Missouri for the opening of the Missouri firearms deer
The Howard County Sheriff's Department along with the
Howard County coroner and medical personnel were dispatched to a rural area
about seven miles east of Fayette, between Fayette and Harrisburg, at 7:30
a.m. on Nov. 17. Sadler was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Howard County Sheriff Charlie Polson, Sadler
had just killed a buck and was still in his tree stand, 18 feet in the air,
when he was shot.
Polson said Sadler's ammunition rounds were all accounted
for and the suspected cause of death was a bullet fired by another member of
Sadler's hunting party who was shooting at the same deer Sadler was firing
Polson said the Missouri Department of Conservation was
called to investigate due to the incident involving a hunting accident. An
autopsy conducted on Wednesday confirmed that the shot that killed Sadler
was fired from a far distance.
Despite the fact the incident is still under
investigation, Polson said, "This was a hunting accident and there is no
reason to think there was any foul play involved."