A Texas police chief died unexpectedly while on duty Monday.
Edgewood Police Chief David Hammond was found dead in his office by a lieutenant who had worked with the chief for several years, City Administrator Petra Marley told KLTV-TV. Hammond had not shown any signs of being ill and was in good spirits the day before he was found, Marley added.
"Chief Hammonds was not only a great man with decades dedicated to law enforcement, he was also actively involved in the community!!! We will miss you sir," the Wills Point Police Department stated in a social media post.
No official cause of death has been released about Hammond's death. Marley told KLTV that it was believed he died of natural causes.
“The Van Police Department would like to extend our condolences to the Hammond’s Family. Nancy, David was one of a kind!" the Van Police Department stated in a release, addressing Hammonds' widow. "Our prayers go to the Hammond’s Family, the Edgewood Police Department and the citizens."