Steve Salmon Obituary, Death Cause – We are sharing the tragic news of the demise of Lieutenant Colonel Steve Salmon, who was a devoted and valued part of our community, with heavy hearts because it is such a devastating event. Steve’s dedication to serving our community was unflinching, and it spanned an astounding 43 years with the Danville Sheriff’s Office (DSO), from which he retired only three short years ago. His untimely death, which occurred while he was on vacation in West Virginia, has left a significant vacuum not just in our hearts but also in the field of law enforcement. In addition to being a revered member of the DSO, Lieutenant Colonel Steve Salmon was also known and respected throughout the whole world of law enforcement.
Because of his extraordinary knowledge, competence, and dedication, he served as a model for everyone who had the honor of working with him. People who worked with Steve and those who just knew him liked him because of his easygoing nature, quick wit, and engaging smile. We are asking you to keep Steve’s family and his extended work family in your thoughts and prayers as we come to terms with the loss of a treasured member of our law enforcement family. All of those who were fortunate enough to call him a friend are suffering terribly from the news of his passing, and your support during this trying time is very much appreciated.
In our ongoing efforts to protect and serve our community, we will continue to look to Steve Salmon’s legacy of professionalism and dedication to service as a source of direction and motivation. While we are saddened by his passing, let us also use this opportunity to honor the great influence he had on each of our lives and the community that we hold so dear. In honor and remembrance of Lieutenant Colonel Steve Salmon, may his soul rest in perfect peace, and may his memory always serve as a shining example of honor and commitment.