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Hanover, Va. – It is with great sadness that the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office publicly announces the passing of Lieutenant Michael T. Tilley, 49, after his courageous five-year battle with cancer. Lieutenant Tilley was hired by the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in October 2004. After completing the basic academy, he was assigned as a patrol deputy on evening shift until he was transferred to the newly created Safe Streets Unit in 2008. In January 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served on evening shift in the Uniform Patrol division. In April 2015, then Sergeant Tilley was transferred back to the Safe Streets Unit as the supervisor. He remained in charge of the Safe Streets Unit until his recent promotion to Lieutenant in December 2018. Since his promotion, he has served as the Lieutenant in charge of second platoon on day shift in the Uniform Patrol division.