Atlanta, GA – Miller County Sheriff Scott Worsley died on Oct. 27, following a year-long battle with cancer.
The 50-year-old sheriff was diagnosed with multiple myeloma approximately one year ago, fellow law enforcement officer Dan Stone told WALB.
Sheriff Worsley passed away at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, according to his obituary.
“He was the best boss that any of us could’ve ever had and he’s very sorely missed in Miller County,” Stone told WALB. “There’s not a person that wouldn’t tell you he was a darn good guy.”
Sheriff Worsley was a lifelong resident of Miller County, according to his obituary.
He served over 30 years of his life as a law enforcement officer, and spent time working as a criminal investigator, public safety officer, probation manager, fire investigator, Patula Drug Task Force chairman, and as the chief of police for the Colquitt Police Department (CPD).
Sheriff Worsley had been at the helm of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) since 2017, and was running for re-election at the time of his death, WALB reported.
Miller County residents elected him to another term on Tuesday – one week after he succumbed to cancer.
MCSO Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Grier will serve as interim sheriff until a determination is made about the election.
“Please join Marty, the girls, and me in praying for the loved ones of Miller County Sheriff Scott Worsley, who passed away after a brave battle with cancer,” Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted on Oct. 27. “Our state is grateful for his service, and we are thinking about his family in this difficult time.”
Sheriff Worsley leaves behind his wife, Natalie, his son, Gabe, and his stepchildren, Reagan and Gabriel, according to his obituary.
He is also survived by his parents, brother, grandfather, and his in-laws.
Sheriff Miller was laid to rest on Oct. 30.
— Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (@gohsgeorgia) October 28, 2020
I'm sad to hear that Sheriff Scott Worsley has transitioned from labor to reward. May he be remembered for his dedication to serving & protecting the people of Miller Co. My thoughts & prayers are w/ his family & the people of Miller Co. as we mourn this great public servant.
— Sanford Bishop, Jr. (@SanfordBishop) October 28, 2020
Miller County GA showed their love for my cousin tonight by re-electing posthumously Scott Worsley for Sheriff! ❤️ 🥰@GovKemp #MillerCountySheriff #MillerCountyGa #ColquittGa pic.twitter.com/j624oshRIn
— Tina Batson Boyett (@t_boyett) November 4, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Miller County Sheriff Scott Worsley, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.