Salem remembers former police officer who died unexpectedly

Other mentions online say that he used to film the Salem Spartans football games so everyone could watch

A former Salem police officer who died unexpectedly is being remembered.

SALEM, Va. – Salem is remembering a former police officer who died unexpectedly.

The City of Salem posted the news with a tribute, saying Senior Police Officer Timothy Sutphin was a member of the department for more than six years before he moved on to other opportunities.

With Salem Police, he was a firearms instructor, Field Training Officer, RADAR instructor, and member of the Crash Investigation Team.

“Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time,” said the Facebook post.

Other mentions online say that he used to film the Salem Spartans football games so everyone could watch that couldn’t be there.

Sutphin also ran for Salem Sheriff.


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