Few Details Coming Out About The Death Of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Deputy

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 7:52 am

Few details were being disclosed Monday about the off-duty death of a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy, who died unexpectedly last week.

The 43-year old deputy Daniel Ruettimann, of North Branch, Minn., died last Monday, Oct. 3.

The Ramsey County sheriff’s office provided few details about his death, except to say the office is waiting for information from the Pine County sheriff’s office and the medical examiner. It is believed that Ruettimann died in Pine County.

The Pioneer Press reports Ruettimann was the subject of an internal affairs investigation for improper conduct.

When asked Monday about the status of the investigation, which opened in June 2010, Ramsey County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Gustafson told the Associated Press that the investigation remained open.

Requests for information about the investigation and Ruettimann’s employment status were not answered yesterday.

A funeral for Ruettimann was held Monday. He is survived by two children.

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