Adairsville, GA – Adairsville Captain Louis Dean passed away last Saturday, after suffering a heart attack at home.
Capt. Dean, 47, was at home with his wife Dodie when the medical emergency struck, WXIA reported.
He was rushed to Gordon Hospital, but could not be revived, Hometown Headlines reported.
"This is a very difficult time for us," Adairsville Police Chief Mike Jones told The Daily Tribune News. "This city and this department will be deeply impacted by his loss — not just the officers and staff, but the citizens of Adairsville. He was a great law enforcement officer and a great man."
Capt. Dean, who was also the agency’s assistant police chief and public information officer, began his law enforcement career in 1997.
After serving with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office, he went on to become the Whigham assistant police chief for three years. He then relocated to Gordon County, where he served as both a Calhoun police officer and as a Gordon County Deputy for 11 years, The Daily Tribune News reported.
Capt. Dean joined the Adairsville Police Department three years ago.
In the agency’s training room, he posted a quote from former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge – a quote the captain also used at the end of each of his email messages, Chief Jones said.
“No one is compelled to choose the profession of police officer, but having chosen it, everyone is obligated to perform its duties and live up to the high standards of its requirements,” the quote read.
“He lived that quote every day,” Chief Jones said.
In addition to his wife, Capt. Dean leaves behind his 15-year-old daughter Bailey, as well as his siblings and nephews, Hometown Headlines reported.
He was laid to rest on Tuesday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Adairsville Assistant Police Chief Captain Louis Dean, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.