KENTLAND | Newton County Sheriff Donald E. Hartman died Thursday, officials said.
Hartman, 66, had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer nine months ago, according to a release from the Newton County Sheriff's Department. His visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Newton School in Kentland.
According to his obituary, Hartman was born in Shelby and graduated from Lowell High School in 1965. He worked for 26 years as a trooper for Indiana State Police.
He was first elected in 2007 as sheriff for Newton County.
It wasn't clear Monday who would serve as interim sheriff.