Lea County Sheriff Rod Coffman has died from an injury he sustained around 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to a press release from the Lea County Sheriff's Department. The nature of the injury has not been released.
New Mexico State Police are investigating.
Lea County Undersheriff Mark Hargrove is managing the department and has stated that normal operations will continue.
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