Death of Sheriff George Sexton
They New Year's Eve death of sheriff is probed LIBERTY, Ind. - Indiana state police are awaiting a , ... ______________ , coroner's ruling oh the New said slate police at Con- Year's Eve shooting death nersville. of Union County sheriff George W. Sexton. Authorities said 10:30 p. m. The shooting The Republican Sexton may have been accidental, was serving the third C..M .fot^ ^uÂ»~ ,,. /^_ " the 40- year-old sheriff apparently shot himself in the heart with a .25-caliber pistol in the residence portion of the Union County Jail about his second term. He was" -- ----- . . unopposed in the 1970- Sexton's body. was taken, election. to Indianapolis for autopsy. . Union County The sheriffs wife, Mrs. Harold Sheets will be acting- Shirley Sexton; is the sheriff with aid from- county's -only deputy and Fayette County sheriff matron of the jail. She was Huffman, said authorities- reportedly home at the time County commissioners of the shooting. appoint a new sheriff.