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Lipscomb County is mourning the loss of its Sheriff John Worthington.   The announcement went out all over social media on Tuesday morning, January 3rd.

According to Sheriff Worthington's Facebook page, he served, at the Hemphill County Sheriff's Office from 2019-2021, and Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office from 2015-2019, and served in the U.S. Army for 27 years.  He was sworn in as the Sheriff of Lipscomb County on January 2, 2021, where he served until his death.


According to multiple Facebook posts from family and friends, Sheriff Worthington passed after a battle with cancer.

Sheriff Worthington has received tributes from many law enforcement from all over the area.

Hemphill County Sheriff's Office - The Hemphill County Sheriffs Office would like to express our condolences to the family of Sheriff John Worthington. Sheriff Worthington faithfully and proudly served his country in the United States Army as well as the Hemphill and Lipscomb County Sheriff’s Offices. Sheriff Worthington will be dearly missed. Rest well, brother.

 

Booker Fire Department - With great sadness, we mourn the loss of Lipscomb County Sheriff John Worthington. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with his family and Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office.

 

Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office - The Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office extends our condolences to the family of Sheriff John Worthington of Libscomb County after his passing. Sheriff Worthington was a good man, who served his Country and Citizens well. He will be greatly missed.

Andrews County Sheriff's Office - The Andrews County Sheriffs Office would like to express our condolences to the family of Sheriff John Worthington. Sheriff Worthington faithfully and proudly served his country in the United States Army as well as the Hemphill and Lipscomb County Sheriff’s Offices. Sheriff Worthington will be dearly missed. Rest well, brother.

 

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace -With great sadness, we mourn the loss of Lipscomb County Sheriff John Worthington. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with his family and Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office.

The tributes go on and on.

Thank you for your service, Sheriff John Worthington.  May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort.

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