SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A long-time South Dakota public servant Gene Abdallah has died at age 83.
Abdallah was a legislator, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, retired U.S. Marshal and much more.
His son, Scott Abdallah, tells KELOLAND News he “couldn’t be prouder” of his father.
Gene Abdallah survived by three sons, five grandchildren and two great-grand children.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says in a Tweet, “he was a force to be reckoned with and a lifelong supporter of our state’s law enforcement”.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office shared this photo of the former sheriff on their Twitter page:
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