Johnson City

Former sheriff, police chief dies

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - We've learned a former sheriff and police chief has died.

Washington County sheriff Ed Graybeal says former sheriff Fred Phillips passed away suddenly at home from natural causes.

Phillips led the Washington County Sheriff's Department from September of 1994 to January of 2003. He also held the position of Johnson City police chief.

Fred Phillips was 72 years old.

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