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Longtime Lancaster County Congressman dies after battle with cancer

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – A retired deputy who served more than 30 years in the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has died.

The sheriff’s office says retired Deputy Albert Cherry died Monday at age 79 after a long battle with cancer.

Cherry served from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. Previously, he served in the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

He worked with different units in the office, working as a police officer, long range rifleman, criminal investigator and gunsmith.

Cherry is survived by his wife Linda and their two children.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said “Rest Easy #90249…we have the watch from here.”

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