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Calaveras County Sheriff Kuntz dies at 63

Gary Kuntz
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Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz died Thursday night at his home.

Kuntz, 63, was pronounced dead around 9:20 p.m. A statement from the sheriff’s office noted that his death was untimely but did not release a cause.

“The sheriff’s office offers its condolences to the Kuntz family,” said Sgt. Anthony Eberhardt.

Kuntz was elected in 2014 to a second four-year term as sheriff.

After joining the sheriff’s office full time in 1986, he worked his way up from deputy to lieutenant before being elected sheriff.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews