Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Passing of our own, Deputy Steve Bobbitt

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that we report the passing of one of our own, Deputy Steve Bobbitt.  Deputy Bobbitt passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Huntsville Hospital due to complications from Covid-19.

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Deputy Bobbitt was with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for over 13 years.  He never missed an opportunity to say a kind word, he was simply loved.  We ask that you please keep Deputy Bobbitt's family in your thoughts and prayers.  

Deputy Bobbitt, we will honor your memory, we will follow your example, we will never forget.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "This is tough!  It has hit home once again and it hurts bad." 

"This man was a superhero!  All day, I just can't stop thinking that this is not supposed to be the way it ends!  It just can't be true, but deep down knowing that it is, it is just terrible.  This man was loved, and a huge part of our family."

"Steve was one of a kind and I know all would agree on that.  He was one of the nicest, most professional men I've ever had the pleasure to know.  He was in a league of his own that very few men will ever be a part of, that's how much of an outstanding man he was.  But he didn't look down on anyone, and if he did, it was to help them up." 

"That's the salt of the earth kind of guy Steve was and the love and respect everyone at DCSO had for that man, is the STRONGEST imaginable!  It's tough on us and extremely tough on his young family.  We have to support each other and continue to keep each other up.  I ask that you please keep the DCSO in your prayers and most importantly, the Bobbitt family.  He was ALWAYS there when you needed him, let's ALL be there for them."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

Obituary for Steve Bobbitt

Mr. Steve Bobbitt age 55 of Henagar, Alabama formerly of Rainsville, AL passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2PM at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Roger Graham & Brother Jason Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Visitation will be held Friday, February 4th from 5pm-8pm & Saturday, February 5th from 11am-2pm.

Wife: Wendy Lanier Bobbitt of Henagar, AL
Daughters: Savannah Sibert and husband Zach of Geraldine, AL
Emily Hearn and husband Lee of Sylvania, AL
Granddaughter: Judah Sibert of Geraldine, AL
Brother: Brent Bobbitt of Rainsville, AL

Preceded in Death
Parents: Eddie Joe & Syble Bobbitt