Former Meigs County Sheriff dies

By Lindsay Kriz -

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

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

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