Delaware County Sheriff Scroggins dies week after surgery

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 15, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.



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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff has died a week after having shoulder surgery.

Delaware County Sheriff Mike Scroggins died Friday morning in Elyria, Ohio, at the home of a woman he had been dating.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Jason Walker tells The (Muncie) Star Press (http://tspne.ws/1RPHUvy ) Scroggins awoke, fell and died shortly thereafter. He says Scroggins had "major shoulder surgery" at an Ohio hospital on May 8.

The 52-year-old Scroggins had a history of health problems, including multiple back surgeries.

Scroggins had been a law enforcement officer for nearly 30 years. A Democrat, he was elected sheriff in 2010.

The Democratic Party will hold a caucus to select someone to fill the remaining 3½ years of Scroggins' second term.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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