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Undersheriff Gary Caponera | Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Undersheriff

Gary Caponera

Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, October 9, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 28 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Undersheriff Caponera suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting a training course.

During the training, he became ill, and was taken to a local hospital by fellow officers. He was pronounced dead at the hospital due to a massive heart attack.

Undersheriff Caponera was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Bent County Sheriff's Office for 28 years. He was survived by his wife, two grown children, and two grandchildren.

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Thanks for all your help We pray you are at peace.

Lt. Jerry Butler Retired
Bent County Sheriff's Office
February 8, 2013

 

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