A Tennessee police officer died after he was found unresponsive at the station Wednesday.
Officer Tim Mullen was discovered unconscious just after 11:15 p.m. inside the Ripley Police Department, according to the agency. Mullen was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
"Tim was an amazing police officer, a friend to many, and a wonderful husband," the department stated in an online update. "Anyone who knew him would tell you, Tim had his way to do things and that is how he lived his life, under his own rules. Officer Tim Mullen will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the Ripley Police Department and this community."
Mullen had been with the Ripley Police Department for more than a decade. He also served as a Lauderdale County sheriff's deputy.
"Officer Mullen was fair to everyone he worked with and the citizens he served, always treating everyone with respect," the department stated.