The sheriff of Franklin County has died after a short illness.
Linn Larson was elected sheriff of the north Iowa county in November of 2015.
He was the police chief of Belmond when he was hired by Franklin County in 1990.
He eventually worked up to become chief deputy in 2008.
In February of 2017, he set off concerns within Franklin County’s large Latino population when he announced he would begin cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Linn Larson died Tuesday. He was 59 years old.