PALMETTO, Fla. -- A veteran detective with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has resigned after being accused of domestic battery.

At around 9:45pm Wednesday, deputies responded to a Palmetto home on a domestic disturbance call. They arrested Jeffrey Bliss for domestic battery against his wife.

Bliss was a Manatee County detective, but resigned from the sheriff’s office Thursday morning.

Bliss had been with the sheriff’s office for the past 16 years.

No other details were immediately available.

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