Crowley County Sheriff John ‘Smokey’ Kurtz passed away Wednesday morning
CROWLEY COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado community is in mourning after the passing of a man known by many as “Sheriff Smokey.”
A Crowley County Sheriff’s Office truck was parked outside the justice center in Ordway on Wednesday with a photo of Sheriff John “Smokey” Kurtz on the dashboard.
A post by Undersheriff Terry Reeves was shared on social media soon after his passing:
It isn’t clear why Sheriff Kurtz was at Parkview Medical Center.
Sheriff Kurtz started his law enforcement career in 1967 in Fremont County.
By state statute, C.R.S. 30-10-505, an undersheriff will take over the responsibilities of the sheriff until a sheriff is appointed or elected and qualified.
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