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Former Marshall County Sheriff Lightner Celebrates 79th Birthday with Surprise Guests

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. -

A very special birthday party in Moundsville on Sunday, with some very special guests.

Former Marshall County Sheriff, Robert Lightner, celebrated his 79th birthday surrounded by family and friends despite his recent diagnosis of liver cancer.

Lightner's daughter, Kim Rayl, arranged a salute for her father. Current Marshall County Sheriff, John Gruzinskas and two of his deputies made an appearance to thank Sheriff Lightner for his many years of service.

Robert Lightner Junior says his father enjoys keeping up with current events and stays in touch with his fellow law enforcement officers.

"My dad take's the Sheriff's job very seriously," he says. "He always has. It's his life."

WTRF.com would like to wish Sheriff Lightner a very happy birthday!