An entire community is mourning the loss of Deputy Lee House. Deputy House was killed after his car ran off the ran and plunged into a ice covered creek, sinking almost instantly.
Investigators say Deputy House was least heard from by dispatchers at 9:24 Friday morning. By 2:30 p.m., police officers in Emporia were asked to search the town for any sign of the deputy-- or his patrol car.
About 3:30 Friday afternoon, a "Be On The Lookout" notice went out to law enforcement across the state. It was just before midnight, a Halifax County N.C. Sheriff's Deputy spotted something on the ice -covered creek.
A dive team had the car pulled out Saturday morning.
Just after 7:00 Saturday morning, the Virginia Sheriff's Association announced Deputy House had died in the accident.
Visitation will be Tuesday between 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Golden Leaf Commons in Emporia.