Van Buren Sheriff Sgt. Chad Jahr dies of colon cancer

Posted at 7:30 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 19:30:38-04

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Sergeant Chad Jahr of the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department died this morning due to his 2-year battle with colon cancer. He was 37.

According to his obituary, Jahr began working with the Van Buren sheriffs in 2004 when he was hired as a Marine Deputy. In 2008, he was promoted to Sergeant in charge of the Marine Division.

He leaves behind his daughter, Gabrielle.

It is asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the educational fund for his daughter.

The details are being worked out regarding his funeral. We’ll have more details posted soon for those who wish to pay their respects.