COVID has claimed the life of a hall of fame athlete, lawman, fisherman, and family man. Craig Mills passed away early Sunday at Mercy Hospital Fairfield. He was 57. Mills is a member of the Hamilton High School and Butler County Softball Halls of Fame. He was drafted in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers in 1982. He spent several years in the Tiger's organization, returning to Hamilton after injuries cut short his baseball career. Mills was a Butler County Sheriff's deputy from 2000-2019, becoming a part-time deputy after his 2019 retirement. He also worked for late county prosecutor John Holcomb. Mills played on six city softball championship teams in Hamilton, and also played for the nationally acclaimed Jay's team. Mills also became a pro fisherman, winning two Major League Fishing tournaments, and placing in the top ten 15 times. He was also a beloved coach at West Side Little League. Funeral arrangements are pending.