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Published: Tuesday, 9/2/2008

Chief deputy named acting sheriff in Sandusky County

BLADE STAFF

FREMONT Chief Deputy Bruce Hirt has been named the acting sheriff in Sandusky County following the unexpected death of long-time Sheriff David Gangwer.

The appointment was made Tuesday by the Sandusky County commissioners.

Deputy Hirt 59, joined the sheriff s office in 1971 after serving as a police officer in Washington. He has served as deputy chief for the last eight years and lives in Fremont with his wife, Marsha.

"I m just trying to see that business as usual is carried on here as much as possible," the acting sheriff said Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Gangwer, who died unexpectedly Sunday after a short illness, had been Sandusky County s top law enforcement official for 28 years and was seeking another term in November s election.



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