Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson Dies at 59

May 16, 2018

The sheriff of Franklin County has died after a short illness.

Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson addresses a public forum in Hampton in February 2017. He died Tuesday at the age of 59.
Credit Rob Dillard / Iowa Public Radio

Linn Larson was elected sheriff of the north Iowa county in November of 2015.

He was the police chief of Belmond when he was hired by Franklin County in 1990.

He eventually worked up to become chief deputy in 2008.

In February of 2017, he set off concerns within Franklin County’s large Latino population when he announced he would begin cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

Linn Larson died Tuesday. He was 59 years old.