FREMONT COUNTY, CO. (THECOUNT) — Deputy Perry Burford, a 13-year veteran of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, according to reports.

Burford, 60, is being mourned by the sheriff’s office following the officer’s unexpected death Thursday.


Details on a cause of death were not provided by officials.

Burford’s death weren’t given, but the sheriff’s office did not report that he passed in the line of duty, reports KRDO.

Via FCSO Facebook:

“It is with a heavy heart that the Fremont County Sheriffs Office announces the loss of one of our own.

Deputy Perry Burford unexpectedly passed away today.

Deputy Burford served the citizens of Fremont County for 13 dedicated years.

Thank you for your service Deputy Burford. We have the watch from here.”


Geo quick facts: Fremont County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,824. The county seat is Cañon City. The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate John C. Frémont – Wikipedia.