FREWSBURG - For those who knew him, Daryl L. Dutchess - the former police chief of the Carroll Police Department - was more than just a friend, but a part of the Frewsburg community.
"Daryl was someone who knew the town of Carroll very well," said Tim Wright, current chief of the Carroll Police Department. "He was very good at community policing ... (he always sought) to know people and having them trust the police department."
"(Daryl) knew this was a small town," said Laura Smith, Carroll town clerk. "He liked interacting with people ... and he was a pleasure to work with."
Daryl L. Dutchess
"Daryl was a personal friend of mine," said Jack Jones, Carroll town supervisor. "He did a really good job with this town."
For all this and more, a memorial service for Dutchess will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion in Frewsburg. The Rev. Christopher Rhodes, pastor of the Fentonville United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Dutchess died on Dec. 1 at his home, following a brief battle with cancer.
"He did a really good job with this town."
Carroll town supervisor
He had been the chief of police for 33 years in Carroll before retiring in July 2012.
Dutchess was also a Jamestown court security officer and had served as zoning officer for the towns of Carroll and Randolph.
He was a member of the Fentonville United Methodist Church, Carroll Rod and Gun, Carroll Historical Society and Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion Frewsburg, where he was recently awarded membership of The Past Commanders Club for his involvement with the Sons of The Legion.
A lover of the outdoors, he was an avid sportsman and enjoyed time at his newly purchased farmland.
Dutchess is survived by three children: Timothy Dutchess of San Diego, Calif., Andy Dutchess of Fluvanna, and Leslie Ryder; a brother, Eddy Dutchess of Stonewood W.Va.; his companion, Cassie Antill; stepdaughter, Jody Suber; four step-grandchildren; and his relatives in the Clarksburg area.