Former Police Chief dies

POSTED: 5:34 AM Oct 12 2012   UPDATED: 11:58 AM Oct 12 2012

A former Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff and Police Chief has died.

Fred Phillips passed away suddenly at his home from natural causes, according to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal.

Phillips led the Washington County Sheriff's Department from September of 1994 until January of 2003. He was also The Johnson City Police Chief.

Fred Phillips was 72-years-old.