The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own who served Bartow County, Georgia, for more than 20 years as well as the country as a Marine.

Lt. Robert “Gunny” Moultrie died Thursday morning, Aug. 29. He lost a “valiant fight” with brain cancer, sheriff’s office said.

The department shared a post on Facebook, wrote “Gunny was known for his steadfastness, knowledge, skill, humor, and most of all his caring heart. He was an essential part of our office and his absence will be felt for years to come.”

The sheriff’s office also asked the community to keep the Moultrie family and their department in their thoughts and prayers.

In less than four hours, about 200 people commented on the Facebook post.

“We all loved Robert. He definitely will be terribly missed,” Facebook user Sandy Templeton wrote. “I don’t think God made another one like him. My prayers have been and will continue to be with his family, work family, and friends. Rest In Peace, Gunny. See you on the other side some day.”

Those comments were echoed by many others.

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