According to Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley on Friday April 7, Sheriff Tate Lawrence passed away. Since January 1, 2005 he served the citizens of Izard County Faithfully and with pride. Sheriff Lawrence made several accomplishments during his time as Izard County Sheriff. Sheriff Lawrence helped provide Izard County with more officers to provide coverage for Izard County. Sheriff Lawrence also helped to provide School Resource Officers for all schools in Izard County. Sheriff Lawrence treated everyone the same and has tried to help everyone that needed help. Sheriff Lawrence brought Izard County to the next level. Sheriff Lawrence served on numerous state wide boards as a law enforcement officer to help with problem faced by every community in the state. His leadership skills and friendship will be greatly missed by all officers and the community.