Longtime Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy, detective dies unexpectedly

Longtime Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy, detective dies unexpectedly

April 28th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Eddie Sledge, left, is pictured in this file photo. Sledge, a 22-year veteran of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office died Saturday night (Staff Photo by Allison Kwesell).

Photo by Allison Kwesell /Times Free Press.

Detective Eddie Sledge

Detective Eddie Sledge

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

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. 


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