HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) People poured in White Rock Baptist Church all afternoon Thursday to pay their respects to Scott County Sheriff Mike Cross - a testament to how much the community loved him.
Cross lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. Family, friends and loved ones gathered to remember his life, including his commitment to law enforcement. He served in the field for 25 years and was passionate about making a difference. Oneida's police chief says Cross was a pleasure to work with.
"The greatest working relationship between the two departments that had ever been developed . Sharing information, drug busts, buys - just a great relationship. You couldn't ask for a better person to work with," said Darryl Laxton, Oneida's Police Chief.
Cross leaves behind a wife and two children.
His funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church. He'll be buried at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
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