Franklin County Sheriff dies

HAMPTON — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Sheriff Linn Larson has died.

The Sheriff’s Department announced in a news release that Larson died Tuesday following an illness at the age of 59.

Larson started his career in April 1978 as a police officer in Belmond. He moved through the ranks and became police chief in 1983.

Larson joined the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department in August 2006 and was promoted to Chief Deputy in 2008. Larson was elected Sheriff in 2016.

Larson served as the commander of the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force Special Operations Group for nearly six years.

The Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton says visitation will take place this evening from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Church of the Living Word in Hampton, with the funeral service scheduled for 1 o’clock on Friday afternoon at the church.

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