Lima, OH (WIMA) -- Only about a week into being named the interim Sheriff of Allen County, the former Chief Deputy, Jim Everett, has died.
The Allen County Republican Party alerted the community of Everett's passing last night.
He passed away after a recent illness at Saint Rita's Medical Center.
Sheriff Everett joined the Allen County Sheriff’s Department in 1975 as a Deputy Sheriff.
Throughout his career he was promoted numerous times. Everett also served as the Mayor of Cairo from 2008 through 2015.
He is survived by his wife Pam and their children.
The Allen County Commissioners are expected to meet this morning to name another interim Sheriff.
Sheriff Everett was 62 years old.