BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — A southwestern Ohio sheriff’s office is mourning the loss of one of its deputies at the hands of COVID-19.
Deputy Craig Mills with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office passed away from complications due to the virus, the agency said in a post to social media.
After serving 19 years with the sheriff’s office, Mills retired in June 2019 but came back to work part-time months later.
His colleagues remembered him on Monday as an “outstanding athlete,” as well as a “wonderful son, brother, husband and father.”
“We can't say enough about Craig, he was always making us laugh and was a real go-getter on the job,” the post reads in part. “We are all truly heart broken.”