The Owensboro Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.
The department announced the death of Officer Shartez McHenry on their Facebook page.
"Officer Shartez McHenry proudly served the citizens of Owensboro for the last 7 years. Officer McHenry’s dedication to our community and passion for helping others exemplified what it means to be a public servant."
The post went on to say, her fellow officers are heartbroken by the loss. Officer McHenry's enthusiasm was contagious.
"We miss our friend and sister. Officer McHenry would want us to honor her by continuing her legacy of selfless service. This is what we intend to do. Officer McHenry, we will take the watch from here."
Evansville Police Department offering their condolences to OPD in a post on Facebook.
It is not clear how the officer died.