Retired sergeant with Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office passes away at home

Sergeant Mike Novacek Passes Away Courtesy Lancaster County Sheriffs Office

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A former sergeant with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has died.

The sheriff’s office says Sergeant Mike Novacek passed away after a medical episode at his Lincoln home Friday.

Novacek served with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office since 1980, beginning as a deputy and later earning the rank of sergeant.

During his nearly 38 years with the office, Novacek served with the Tactical Response, Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Investigations units before his retirement in 2018.

Prior to his career in law enforcement, he graduated from Raymond Central High School and earned both a BA and MA from Concordia and Columbia Southern.

He later taught Criminal Justice classes at Southeast Community College.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office wrote, “Rest easy #90263… we have the watch from here.”

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