Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

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Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

Welfare check conducted prior to house fire, with Jeremiah Lee inside
Lee
The body of Jeremiah Lee, a deputy with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, was removed from this house early Friday after a fire. Lee was found inside the home with a gunshot wound. The cause of death is being investigated.
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A memorial account has been established at First National Bank of Durango’s Bayfield office to benefit the three children of Jeremiah Lee, who live in Bayfield.
Donations can be made via check, cash, wire transfers and bank transfers.
First National Bank of Durango, 351 Bayfield Center Drive. PO Box 410, Bayfield, CO 81122
The bank can be reached at 382-5634.

Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

Lee
The body of Jeremiah Lee, a deputy with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, was removed from this house early Friday after a fire. Lee was found inside the home with a gunshot wound. The cause of death is being investigated.
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