Deputy Lee House’s viewing and funeral announced

Posted at 8:12 PM, Feb 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-03 20:12:30-05

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR)--More than a family is grieving the loss of a Greensville County Sheriff's Deputy.

An entire community is mourning the loss of Deputy Lee House. Deputy House was killed after his car ran off the ran and plunged into a ice covered creek, sinking almost instantly.

Investigators say Deputy House was least heard from by dispatchers at 9:24 Friday morning. By 2:30 p.m., police officers in Emporia were asked to search the town for any sign of the deputy-- or his patrol car.

About 3:30 Friday afternoon, a "Be On The Lookout" notice went out to law enforcement across the state. It was just before midnight, a Halifax County N.C. Sheriff's Deputy spotted something on the ice -covered creek.

A dive team had the car  pulled out Saturday morning.

Just after 7:00 Saturday morning, the Virginia Sheriff's Association announced Deputy House had died in the accident.

Visitation will be Tuesday between 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Owen Funeral Home in Jarratt.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Golden Leaf Commons in Emporia.