San Jacinto Co. Sheriff James Walters dies at age 66

Sheriff James Walters passed away Wednesday, January 9, at the age of 66. (San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office)

January 9, 2013 9:00:59 AM PST
There's sad news to report from San Jacinto County, where we've learned of the passing of Sheriff James Walters.

Sheriff Walters died at the age of 66 Wednesday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to his office. He had recently been elected to a second term.

One of Sheriff Walters' final wishes was for Chief Deputy Robert Long to continue leading the department, according to a press release.

Funeral arrangements are being made.

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