I don't even know where to begin. This morning the Chief Deputy for the Victoria County Sheriff's Office died of an apparent heart attack. Chief Terry Simons was 55 years old. This is the agency that I was just hired. Chief Simons was also my dad. I had just gone on duty this morning when I heard the call drop for EMS to my parents residence. I responded and was the second deputy on scene. My dad was in overall good health and had just completed his morning run when he collapsed. The words to describe my emotions in all of this escape me. I am in shock and feel like I have just finished working the longest shift of my career. I have made myself busy to keep from dwelling on this, and am thankful for some minor miracles. My dad was a great man of faith and I am secure in his salvation. There are many things to be thankful for. I can already see Gods hand in some of the things that have occurred. Please keep my family in your thoughts an prayers. If anyone is local and would like to attend the Funeral I will post the arrangements when they are finalized.