Cullen Mayor Dexter Turner, who filled the term of former mayor Bobby Washington, and then was elected to the position in December, has died of an apparent heart attack.
Turner, 49, a former detective with the Springhill Police Department, was fired from that position under controversy but seemed to find his niche as Cullen mayor.
Mayor Pro Tem Gary Sullivan will fill Turner's shoes until a special election is called. In December 2012, Turner defeated Terrell Mendenhall in a run-off.
Funeral services are pending.