by D.J. DeJong
Mail Staff Writer
Eleventh Judicial District Attorney Kaitlin Turner confirmed Wednesday that Deputy District Attorney Rex Kindall died Tuesday evening.
His death is under investigation. Kindall was 45.
Chaffee County Coroner Jeff Graf and Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze both declined comment other than to say an autopsy would be performed.
Turner said, “Rex served our community the last 15 years and before that served as a state trooper keeping the public safe. We will miss him dearly.”
Before becoming an attorney, Kindall was a Nebraska state trooper and also served as a deputy sheriff.
He had worked as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office in Chaffee County since 2005, rising to the position of deputy district attorney.
In 2006 he replaced Al Suzenfuss as municipal prosecutor for the city of Salida.