Showing posts with label police chief. Show all posts
Showing posts with label police chief. Show all posts

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another Devastating Loss For Town of Exmore

For the second time in a year, the Town of Exmore has experienced a devastating loss. Exmore Police Chief Steven Elliot age 64 died in a single vehicle accident last night on route 609 at 6:45. According to State Police press officer Michelle Cotton, Elliot died when the front left tire of his 1985 pickup blew out causing him to run off the road. The vehicle overturned ejecting Elliot who died at the scene. According to Cotton no alcohol was involved but Elliot wasnt wearing a seat belt.

Elliot is the second Exmore official to die in an auto accident in the past year. Mayor Guy Lawson died in an auto accident last June.
Residents of the town are struggling to cope with their latest loss. Northampton County Sheriffs Deputies have volunteered to work Exmore Police shifts to allow members of the department to grieve together.

Elliot was well liked and respected in the community and among law enforcement officers on the Eastern Shore and beyond and was a valuable member of the Eastern Shore law enforcement community.

A statement from the Exmore Police Department is expected sometime today.