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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man who served as Duchesne County sheriff for 24 years but never carried a gun has died. George Marett was 88.
Marett, who died Thursday, is remembered as an understanding man who ran the eastern Utah county on the strength of his personality.
He was elected six times, serving as the county's top law enforcement officer from 1958 to 1982. During his first term in office, he was the county's only lawman.
Marett was born and reared in Duchesne County. When he retired as sheriff, he went back to ranching at his 132-acre spread in Bridgeland, just outside of Duchesne City.
Marett is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edythe, five children, 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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