Longtime Hamilton County Sheriff's Office employee Eddie Sledge died unexpectedly Saturday night.
Sledge was a 22-year veteran of the sheriff's office. He previously served as a patrol deputy and member of the traffic division. He was a detective in the criminal investigation division at the time of his death.
"Detective Sledge was a dedicated and respected law enforcement professional regarded by all who had the pleasure of knowing or serving with him," according to a release from sheriff's office public relation manager Matt Lea.
The nature of his death has not been revealed. The funeral arrangements are being conducted by Turner Funeral Home.