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Mayor of South Bloomfield Orders Flags Flown at Half Staff for Loss of Former Sheriff


SOUTH BLOOMFIELD – Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff regrets to announce that his father, former Pickaway County Sheriff Dwight E. Radcliff, passed away on May 6, 2020 at the age of 87.

Sheriff Dwight E. Radcliff served as the 37th Sheriff of Pickaway County from 1965 until his retirement in 2013. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving sheriff in the United States having served 12 consecutive terms (48 years). He is a second-generation sheriff having served as a deputy sheriff for his father for seven- and one-half years, serving a career total of 55 ½ years in law enforcement.

Mayor Matt Pettibone of South Bloomfield has issued an executive order lowering the flags at the municipal building to half staff until May 22, 2020.

“In honor of a great man and public servant Dwight Radcliff. I had the pleasure to meet Dwight on several occasions he was always committed to supporting local law enforcement and giving back to the community that he was part of. I would like to give my condolences to the Radcliff family. My family, and the entire South Bloomfield community offers our deepest sympathy,” Mayor Pettibone.