Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the community came out Monday to honor Sgt. Mike Sathre of the Greenwood Police Department who died suddenly last week. He was 46 years old.
“He was such a great person,” said GPD Capt. Mitch McAllister. “He was a great man, a great husband, a great father and a great police officer. I wish everyone knew how great of a person he was.”
Sathre died suddenly last Wednesday from a heart attack.
Sathre spent seven years with GPD, five in uniform patrol and the past two years in the traffic division. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a military police officer before plying his trade in the civilian world.
GPD officers were joined by Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, S.C. Highway patrol, Greenwood Fire Department, S.C. Transport Police and members of various other emergency service organizations in honoring Sathre during a memorial service at New Covenant Church Monday afternoon.
It was Sathre’s work ethic that garnered the admiration of friends and coworkers.
Mike (Sathre) was the hardest working person I’ve ever met,” said GPD Capt. Nick Futch. “He will be dearly missed by everyone in the department and in the community.