The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement community has endured a couple weeks of tragedy.

Cynthia Johnson, a 911 Center dispatcher, died at the end of June at a young age after a brief battle with cancer.

Constable Charles Kennedy, who had just won his election last year, died on July 2 at the age of 80 and was still an active constable.

Tommy Jones Sr., 62, the father of Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones II and a Monroe County constable from 2010 to 2018, died on July 3.

Those deaths were followed by the unexpected death on July 7 of a young 37-year-old corrections officer for the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Jeremiah Lethcoe.

“Our hearts are broken as we learn of the passing of yet another member of our emergency services family,” the Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page after learning of Lethcoe’s untimely death.

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