WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement Thursday on the death of former Ohio County Sheriff Tom Burgoyne.

Respected, beloved Sheriff Tom Burgoyne dies at age 82

“Gayle and I are heartbroken by the death of our dear friend Tom Burgoyne. A dedicated community leader, former Ohio County Sheriff, father and husband, Tom’s presence was felt by the entire Ohio County community. Tom spent his life giving back to his community and state. In 2021, he was awarded the Good Samaritan for his work with the Youth Services System and he served Ohio County for eight years as Sheriff. We extend our deepest condolences to Tom’s children, Beth, Tommy and Erin, his loved ones, friends and the entire Ohio County Community as they mourn their loss.”

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)