The local law enforcement community is mourning the death of former Madison County Sheriff Bob Churchich. Churchich served four terms as Madison County Sheriff, from 1986 to 2002. He died Tuesday morning at the age of 83. Churchich is being fondly remembered by many, including one of his first co-workers in law enforcement, former Alton Mayor Don Sandidge.
Sandidge and Churchich began at the Alton Police Department around 1962.
Major Brad Wells of the Sheriff's Department says Churchich also had a big impact on him.
Arrangements are pending at the Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville.