BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. -- Captain Bob Carrick with the Jackson Police Department passed away Thursday morning, according to a Butts County's Facebook announcement.
City officials say they "are saddened at the loss of a respected and noble servant of the public."
According to the post, Carrick was a long-time police office and school resource officer.
The post says "he touched many lives in our community in a positive way, and this has been evidenced by the outpouring of affection and love from the Butts County community upon learning of his passing this morning."
Both Butts County and the city of Jackson lowered their flags in Carrick's honor on Thursday.
Funeral services for Carrick will be held on Saturday, July 7 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jackson. He'll be interned at the Jackson city cemetery.
Visitation is Friday evening from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Sherrell Westbury Funeral Home in Jackson, as well as 12 p.m. - 1p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jackson on Saturday before the funeral service starts.