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Police: Woman found dead outside Genesee Township home was officer

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The woman found dead outside her Genesee Township home on Wednesday was a police officer, police said.

Tammy Bice, 37, was found outside her home on the 4500 block of N. Belsay Road at 3:36 a.m. on Nov. 29.

Police said the Grand Blanc police officer died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing, but police do not believe foul play was involved.

"We are deeply saddened with the untimely death of one of our officers. Ofc. Tammy Bice passed away at her home in Genesee Township in the early morning hours of November 19, 2017," Grand Blanc Police Chief Brian Lipe said in a press release.

Bice had been employed with the department since June 2015, Lipe said.

"On duty, she was an outstanding officer with an exceptional record, far exceeding every expectation asked of our officers. Off duty, she was an extraordinary person who had a love for animals and showed that love by being actively involved in the Pets in Peril program in Flint," Lipe said.

The Genesee Township Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Michigan State Police Bridgeport Crime Lab.

"Between 3:30 and 4 o'clock this morning my dogs started going nuts. We heard like a bang and I got up and looked out. And it was pitch dark. I couldn't see nothing," said Nancy Williams, neighbor.

She said it wasn't long after a loud bang woke her up that her street was lined with police officers.

"My husband got up at 5 o'clock to go to work and he said, 'man, there's cops everywhere outside,'" Williams said.

TV5 found out through public documentation the homeowner's name is Michael Bice. Tammy Bice was also listed as a resident.

TV5 has confirmed a Michael Bice is listed with the Davison Township Police Department.

TV5 reached out to the Davison Township Police Department asking whether or not this is the same Michael Bice, but the department responded saying at this time all they can say is "no comment."

"Our condolences go out to Tammy's family. We are honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to have worked with such a wonderful officer and person. She will be greatly missed," Lipe said.

As for Williams, she said having something like this happen in her neighborhood is a bit unnerving.

"You know, just trying to raise our grandkids and have a peaceful place to live. It was a shocking situation there this morning," Williams said.

Genesee County Central Dispatch originally reported a "miscellaneous fire" about 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the location.

However, fire officials at the scene told TV5 there was no fire at the home and the department was called in to help block off the street and re-route traffic for school. 

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