Death of deputy mourned

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

BALL­STON SPA, N.Y. » Saratoga County Sher­iff Michael Zurlo said Mon­day the depart­ment is in a “state of shock” over the death of a deputy Sun­day.

John Brown was train­ing for an iron­man triathlon Sun­day in Al­bany when he col­lapsed and died.

Zurlo said Brown was with the depart­ment for 15 years, work­ing out of the Half­moon sta­tion. He was tem­po­rar­ily as­signed to the depart­ment’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit.

“He was a great guy ... great worker and served the county well,” Zurlo said.

Ac­cord­ing to a Face­book post by the Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Deputy PBA, Brown was also a vet­eran of the Marine Corps.

“John had a huge smile and an un­for­get­table laugh,” the union’s post stated. “Rest easy Deputy John Brown, we have the watch from here.”

No fur­ther de­tails were im­me­di­ately re­leased.

PHOTO VIA FACE­BOOK

Saratoga County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Deputy John Brown died Sun­day while train­ing for a triathlon.

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