Sheriff Gary Sisk releases statement on death of deputy

RINGGOLD (WDEF) – Flags are at half staff today in Catoosa County to honor an 11 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Deparment.

32 year old Deputy Tyler Morton died on Thursday of natural causes.

Sheriff Gark Sisk issued this statement on his deputy.

“Deputy Tyler Morton of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office passed away December 21, 2017, at Erlanger Hospital due to medical complications of an illness.

Deputy Morton worked with the Sheriff’s Office from June 24, 2006, to his date of passing.

His assignments included Detention Officer, Patrol Enforcement, K-9 Handler, Corporal and Court
Services.

Deputy Morton was not only an employee, but a friend that was loved by all that knew him and he
will be greatly missed.

The Sheriff’s Office is in mourning and praying for his family and we ask that the community do the same.

The outpouring of condolences is appreciated.

Right now, the family is just trying to get through this difficult time and the holiday season.

I am sure there will be future needs and as they arise we will come together in support of our brother’s
family.

In concern for the family’s privacy during this difficult time, there will be no further releases of
information from this office.”

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