Former Meigs County Sheriff dies

By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

POMEROY — A former Meigs County Sheriff has died, according to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

Former Sheriff James J. Proffitt, who served Meigs County from 1977-1984, passed away Friday.

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on their Facebook page:

“Today February 5th 2016 we lost one our own. He wore his Sheriff uniform with pride and taught great work values to many. It’s with a heavy heart for myself and all those that worked for this man. He was a father figure, a teacher to those at the Meigs Sheriff’s Office.

James J. Proffitt served as Sheriff in Meigs County from 1977 – 1984.

Our staff is wearing mourning bands and our flag is lowered to half staff in Pomeroy. In honor of Sheriff Proffitt. May God Bless.”

By Lindsay Kriz

[email protected]

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

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