Former Vienna Police Chief passes away

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VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE 3/7/2016 6:05 PM

A pillar of the Wood County community has died.

According to Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp, Gary Deem died Monday afternoon.

Deem served for decades as Vienna's police chief and also served as a Wood County Commissioner.

He was also a member of many local boards, including the United Way.

Rapp says it's a big loss for the community.

"It's a sad day for the City of Vienna because Gary Deem was one of the pillars of our community. He dedicated his whole life to public service. I mean, he was just a big contributor to the whole community," says Rapp.

You can read his obit under "Related Links" next to this article.

Former Vienna Police Chief and Wood County Commissioner Gary Deem has passed away, according to Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp.

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