‘There is a hole in our hearts’: Pulaski Police mourn the loss of one of their own

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John Leeper passed away this weekend. (Image courtesy of the Pulaski Police Department).

PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) – The Pulaski Police Department says they have lost a cherished member of their force.

In a social media post, the department says John Leeper passed away on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The post says Leeper trained many of the department’s officers and was fearless and kind. Police say he recently retired this past August.

The department is urging anyone who may have known Leeper to visit their Facebook page to leave a kind word and a fond memory of him to keep his legacy alive.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office also sent their condolences in a social media post.

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