The Albany County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement that Undersheriff Rob DeBree died Sept. 2, 2016.

DeBree began his career with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 1985.

Rob served as the deputy sergeant, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant and the first K-9 officer in the county throughout his tenure.
"He was an outstanding leader within our department and the law enforcement community. Our condolences go out to Rob’s friends and family," The Albany County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.