The Richmond County Marshal’s Office posted condolences on the office’s Facebook page Monday afternoon.
“Lt. Compton has served this community for over 30 years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest Well, Lieutenant,” read the post.
Several former colleagues and citizens spoke of Compton’s dedication Monday.
Eugene Chesser said, "Thank you for your service and dedication Lt. Compton. Prayers for you, your family and the RCSO for your loss. Thank you for choosing our county to protect and serve, I hope we are worthy of your dedication and sacrifice."
Julia M Clark paid tribute by saying, "Thank you Sir for your services and dedication Lt. Compton. Prayers going up for family, friends and Richmond County Sheriff's Office. 😥🙏💙🖤💙🖤🙏😥"
Earl Bagley wrote: "I am so sorry for your loss. The years JR and I worked together as shift sergeants will never be forgotten. He's conducting that big roll call in the sky. Will miss you brother. He will be in my family's thoughts and prayers."
Travis Jenkins posted, "So sad, he was such a great guy with a huge heart. He will be missed."
Funeral arrangements have not been announced for Compton.