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Wisconsin district attorney dies unexpectedly

Wisconsin district attorney dies unexpectedly
Posted at 12:05 PM, Sep 05, 2017
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the district attorney of Jackson County has died unexpectedly at age 56.
 
Gerald Fox died Monday while attending a sport shooting event in Eau Claire County. The cause of Fox's death was not immediately known.
Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera says Fox took on major cases and was a well-known DA who was an advocate for citizens.
 
The La Crosse Tribune says Fox was elected in 2006 and most recently re-elected in 2016. He recently was recommended by Wisconsin's two U.S. senators as a candidate for a vacant U.S. attorney position in the Western District.
 
Waldera says the DA's office will try to function smoothly, although there may be some delayed or rescheduled cases.