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Former Middlesex Sheriff  Guy Abbott dies at age 57

Former Middlesex Sheriff Guy L. Abbott, 57, died Wednesday, August 14, of an apparent heart attack, according to family members.

Brother-in-law Tripp Ashby said Mr. Abbott was home in Water View on Wednesday morning when he lost consciousness and stopped breathing about 7 a.m. One of Mr. Abbott’s sons started CPR, and Ashby assisted when he arrived on the scene and continued until an ambulance came. Abbott was transported to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.

Abbott served as Middlesex County Sheriff from 2000 through 2011, and was a longtime member of the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department of Water View.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 18, in Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.  Interment will be in Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery, Church View.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, 4583 Water View Road, Water View, VA 23180.

posted 08.15.2013

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