DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A former Macon County sheriff has passed away. 

Steve Fisher held the office from 1976 to 1986. He was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2019. 

He passed away Friday morning. 

Macon County Sheriff Tony Brown told the station the department has a "heavy heart" Friday. They said Fisher faithfully served the county during his time in office.

At this time, Brown said members of the sheriff's office are keeping Fisher's family in their prayers.