Former Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling.
Former Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling. (Handout)

Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling died at his home in Golden on Saturday evening.

The county sheriff’s office announced Snelling’s death in a news release on Sunday. The office didn’t share more details.

Snelling had served as undersheriff since 2015.

“I know that Bruce loved his Clear Creek family and was proud of the employees he commanded and the community he served,” Sheriff Rick Albers said in a written statement. “We will continue to provide communication and additional information as we work through this tragic loss together.”

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told The Denver Post that there was “nothing suspicious” about the 60-year-old’s death in Golden, with a spokeswoman describing the death to the newspaper as “natural.”

Snelling’s death comes as the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office is facing intense criticism over the death of Christian Glass, a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot by deputies in Silver Plume in June.

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