VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — The Vicksburg Police Department is mourning the loss of a five-year veteran officer.

According to a post on the Vicksburg Police Department Facebook page, Officer Derek J. Guthrie served the residents of Vicksburg from 2016 to 2021.

“Officer Guthrie served with a passion and a commitment to make a difference. There is no doubt that his good works will extend well beyond his days on Earth,” the post said.

Guthrie was also the resource officer at Vicksburg Community Schools.