Undersheriff Gary Caponera

Undersheriff Gary Caponera

Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 1999

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Gary Caponera

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 in law enforcement for 28 years. He had previously served with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Adams County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife, two grown children, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace Undersheriff Caponera.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 10, 2022

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