A Cochise County Sheriff's sergeant who retired last week passed away on Saturday, according to spokeswoman Carol Capas.
On Wednesday, April 25, Sgt. Gene Wheeler retired from the Sheriff's Office after a 24-year career.
A message of thanks is posted to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office Facebook page: "We congratulate Sgt. Wheeler for his years of dedicated service and commitment to the organization and to the public that we serve."
According to Scott Borgstadt of the Sierra Vista Police Department, Wheeler's death is not suspicious. Wheeler lived in Sierra Vista. Borgstadt says an autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death.
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