Ashville police chief dies after cancer battle

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(Courtesy: Ashville Police Department)

ASHVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Pickaway County is mourning the loss of a long-time civil servant who spent decades in law enforcement protecting the people of its communities

Ashville Police Chief Doug Clark, 60, passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. Clark served in that role since 2010.

Prior to that appointment, he held numerous positions in fire and emergency medical services in South Bloomfield, Circleville, and the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office after graduating from the Lancaster Police Academy. He was also a long-time Harrison Township Trustee

He is survived by his wife of 25 years Nikki, son Joey, and six siblings.

The visitation on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Village Chapel Church on Circleville Ave in Ashville with funeral service at 11 am on Friday. Internment will follow in Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield.

The family request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berger Hospice or Chief Clark First Responder Scholarship Fund. c/o Nikki Clark to the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St., Ashville, OH 43103. This will be used to help fund a scholarship to a Teays Valley or Logan Elm graduate that plans to pursue a career as a police officer or firefighter/EMS. Online condolences can been expressed here.