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