Updated with a statement Mayor Don Dugger of Brodnax.
"Over the weekend the Town of Brodnax lost a dedicated member of our community. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the tragic death of Police Chief Joe Carey to a traffic crash on Route 58. Highly regarded for his public safety professionalism and experience, Joe was a genuine friend to so many of us. He truly loved his job and worked hard to make a difference while protecting and serving our town," Brodnax Mayor Don Dugger.
"Chief Carey, 66, is survived by his wife, four sons, a daughter, and several grandchildren. I ask that you keep his family and colleagues with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
Earlier today, Brodnax Police Chief Joe Carey was fatally injured when struck by a truck in the 200 block of Piney Pond Road (US 58) in Brodnax.
We are told that the incident occurred near the town water tower about 100 yards from the county line.
Chief Carey was attempting to remove a dog from the busy roadway when he was hit by a Ford F150. All lanes were shut down.
First responders declined making a statement at this time. We will continue to update this story as more details are received.
Joe Carey has been a staple around the town of Brodnax for many years, an actual Charlotte County native, Joe has been the Chief of Police in Brodnax, worked for the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office and was a special officer to the Virginia State Police for the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force.
His law enforcement career lasted over 40 years and his reputation preceded him. He was known for being a man who gets things done while being fair, honest and compassionate.