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Nashville officer resigns following deadly police chase in Bartholomew County

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 12:54:48-04

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. -- A Nashville reserve police officer has resigned following a chase in August that killed a motorcyclist.

Chief Ben Seastorm of the Nashville Police Department confirmed that Leonard Burch resigned Sept. 1.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the accident. 

Xavier Maurice Scrogham, 18, was headed east on Sunland Road on August 29 when his motorcycle missed a turn, and hit a telephone pole guide wire.

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Scrogham was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Authorities with the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office say they believe Scrogham was involved in a pursuit about 10 minutes earlier with Burch.

The Nashville officer lost sight of Scrogham's motorcycle and the pursuit was terminated.