Southern Indiana reserve deputy of more than 30 years dies of COVID
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Rick Hirtzel of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, a reserve deputy of more than 30 years, died after a battle with the coronavirus.
Sheriff Rick Meyer wrote in a tribute post on Facebook that Hirtzel was always on hand to provide security at local events. Hirtzel was regularly a security guard at the Brownstown Speedway, Fort Vallonia Days, and the Tampico Tractor Pulls.
Hirtzel was always available to answer calls on the road, according to Meyer, and was a great help to full-time deputies on the force.
“We will miss you and appreciate your service,” the post said.
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