MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A deputy from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office died Sunday after suffering a medical problem while working off-duty earlier in the week.
According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Sheriff Sylvia Deese suffered the medical event early Friday.
Deputies said she was affectionately known as "Mama Deese."
The sheriff's office tweeted Sunday as they mourned her passing.
Deputies asked the public to please keep the Deese family in thoughts and prayers.