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Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller has two important pieces of news to share with the community. Richard Vernon Goode Sr., who worked with the sheriff’s office for 27 years, has passed away. He dedicated his life to community service in many ways, and he will be dearly missed. Additionally, there is a T-shirt fundraiser taking place to help raise funds for a Virginia Wildlife Resources Officer as he sees his daughter through treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Death of Richard Vernon Goode Sr., Served Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for 27 Years

Richard Vernon Goode Sr., 79, of Huddleston passed from this life on to his reward on Saturday, August 29. A graduate of Huddleston High School, Vernon served with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer, road deputy, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant after 27 years. After retirement, he continued to serve the citizens of Bedford County in many ways, dedicating his life to community service. He will be missed by many. Condolences can be sent to 12274 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA 24104. Click HERE to read his obituary.

T-Shirt Fundraiser to Support Officer Neal’s Daughter
A Virginia Wildlife Resources Officer’s daughter is going through cancer treatment. As a way to help the family, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller wanted to hold a fundraiser. T-shirts have designed and are being sold as a way for the community to show their support for law enforcement and at the same time help a family in need. What started out as a small idea has blossomed into different community events with the public conducting additional fundraisers, such as fishing tournaments, archery tournaments, and raffles. It is amazing to see the community come together to help a family in need. To learn more about the T-shirt fundraiser, find an informational flyer HERE.