Cherokee County Sheriff’s investigator passes unexpectedly

Mark Hicks, courtesy Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Mark Hicks, courtesy Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

CHEROKEE COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Investigator Mark Hicks passed away at the age of 53 when he suffered an aneurysm while on vacation in Texas.

Hicks began working at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office in 1995 and was promoted to investigations in 2003. He also served as a city councilman in Cedar Bluff.

The Sheriff's Office says they have lost a close friend and beloved co-worker.

The funeral will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Perry's Funeral Home in Centre. The burial will follow at Weiss Lake Memorial Gardens in Cedar Bluff.

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