PHOENIX — Two veteran deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office passed away on Monday, but the department didn’t reveal what happened.
Sgt. Ernie Quintero and Detention Officer Kevin Fletcher both died for unknown reasons.
“Our hearts are heavy today,” the department wrote on Twitter. “MCSO will forever be in gratitude of Sergeant Quintero’s and Officer Fletcher’s service and contributions to the agency and our community.”
Quintero served with the department for 25 years and was last working at the Court Security Division while Fletcher served for 15 years and worked at the 4th Ave. Jail.
The manner of death for either deputy wasn’t revealed by the sheriff’s office or if their deaths were at all connected.