Other county sheriffs are taking caution after the death of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum.
Like Crum, Lewis County Sheriff Adam Gissy has also been waging war on drugs in his county.
He said his entire staff is fully aware of the risks they take.
Even though Lewis County is a relatively small area, they know anything can happen in the course of their day as they fight drug use in Lewis County.
"Every day we're eating lunch somewhere, every day we're walking out of the courthouse. So without question, myself and my deputies will have to be far more cautious, because if you're being proactive, unfortunately, you're making people mad," Sheriff Gissy said.
Sheriff Gissy said he intends to continue his fight against drugs in Lewis County just as strongly as before.