Halifax Co, VA - The Halifax County Sheriff's Office says Lieutenant Steve Cassada passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening.
Lt. Cassada had been with the Sheriff's Department for 34 years.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family," Sheriff Fred Clark. "He was a friend to everyone he met and I cannot express how much we will miss him. He was an icon, role model, mentor and brother to everyone who worked with him at the Sheriff's Office. He was a great man and again, we will sorely miss him. We are grateful to all the citizens and fellow law enforcement officers who have expressed their sympathy and admiration for Lieutenant Cassada. May God bless his family."
The Sheriff's Department goes on to say how vital Lieutenant Cassada was to the Sheriff's Office and Halifax community.
There is no word on what may have caused Cassada's death.
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