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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

MCSO Master Corporal passes away after lengthy cancer battle

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced this afternoon that an MCSO Master Corporal has sadly passed away after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.

“It is with broken hearts that we inform you of the death of Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Edward Tillis,” stated the sheriff’s office in a social media post. “He will be severely missed by all who knew him.”

MCSO corporal Edward Tillis
MCSO Master Corporal Edward Tillis passed away on December 1, 2022, after a lengthy battle with cancer (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

In 2003, Tillis began his MCSO career as a Patrol Deputy, and he was later promoted to Corporal. He transferred to the Civil Division as a Bailiff in 2016, and he later became a Civil Deputy before he was ultimately promoted to Master Corporal, according to MCSO.

The sheriff’s office described Tillis as an extremely dedicated member of the MCSO family who will always be fondly remembered.

“We can only hope to carry on his memory as we continue to serve and protect Marion County,” stated the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. “Please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers for Ed’s family, both at home and at work.”