Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling dies

Snelling, Undersheriff of Clear Creek County since 2015, died at home on Sept. 24

Olivia Jewell Love
olove@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 9/30/22

Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling died at home on Sept. 24. 

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Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling dies

Snelling, Undersheriff of Clear Creek County since 2015, died at home on Sept. 24

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Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling died at home on Sept. 24. 

According to his obituary, Snelling started his career in law enforcement in 1987. In 2015, he became Undersheriff of Clear Creek County, the second highest ranking. 

In a statement released on Sept. 25, Sheriff Rick Albers expressed the department’s condolences to the family and remembered Snelling.

“I know that Bruce loved his Clear Creek family and was proud of the employees he commanded and the community he served,” Albers said. 

Jacki Kelly, a public information officer for Jefferson County Sheriff's office, described Snelling’s passing as “medical in nature.” 

“There's been a lot of speculation, so we wanted to make sure we were at least indicating his passing as medical in nature,” Kelly said. 

Scrutiny of law enforcement in Clear Creek comes after the shooting of Christian Glass in June. Snelling was not involved in the incident. 

The family is holding services for Snelling on Oct. 1 in Littleton. Members of the public are invited to join.

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