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Retired El Paso County Deputy Tony Scherb passes away

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 18:09:38-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The Sheriff's Office announce this afternoon that retired Deputy Tony Scherb has died following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

You may not have seen Deputy Scherb on the street, but you more than likely saw him in your social media feed. He became a viral sensation 3 years ago thanks to a video from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office that shows Scherb leading a dance party in an elevator.

A spokesperson says he was always know as a great guy to be around. At the time that viral video was created, he had already learned he had cancer. The 32-year veteran of EPCSO retired 6 months ago.

News5 offers our condolences to Scherb's family and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.