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Former Labette County Sheriff Found Dead


A former Labette County Sheriff was found dead in his late mother's home Monday afternoon just north of Parsons.


An acquaintance found 54-year-old Robert Sims in the home and called for an ambulance but Sims was pronounced dead. No foul play is suspected in Sims’ death but his body was sent for an autopsy.


Sims served more than 20 years with the Labette County Sheriff’s Office. Sims was tabbed to complete former Sheriff William Blundell’s unexpired term in 2011 and won the 2012 primary election. Sims ran for re-election in 2016 and lost to current Sheriff Darren Eichinger.


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