Danville Community Mourns Former Police Officer Killed in Afghanistan

Danville, VA - We are learning more information about the former Danville Police Officer who died in Afghanistan.

ABC 13 first reported Thursday night that Lee McCubbins Junior passed away.

We don't know how or when he died, but friends say his family was notified on Christmas Day.

Captain Dennis Haley says McCubbins was like a brother to him.

"I've been describing him as a good man to go to bad places with. He's one of those guys that you were glad to have with you. Everyone who worked with him and knows him feels a tremendous sense of loss," Haley said.

Haley says McCubbins had a quick wit and was always smiling.