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Longtime Bradford County deputy dies after 'extended illness'

Sheriff Gordon Smith called him the "epitome of honor, grace and integrity."

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Editor's Note: The video above is from a previous story dated Sept. 29, 2021.

A Bradford County Sheriff's Office deputy has died after a long illness, according to Sheriff Gordon Smith.

Deputy Jim Gill died at 3:35 a.m. Monday morning after an undisclosed illness.

Gill was an unpaid volunteer with the sheriff's office for 25 years. Sheriff Smith called him the "epitome of honor, grace and integrity."

Funeral arrangement have not been announced.

It is with the heaviest of hearts the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Deputy Jim Gill. After...

Posted by Sheriff Gordon Smith - Bradford County Sheriff on Monday, November 29, 2021