Retired Contra Costa Sheriff Warren Rupf, the county’s own larger-than-life lawman, died earlier today after a two-month battle with a swift and deadly form of cancer.
Rupf told folks about his diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in early July and predicted then his time could be short. Few might have imagined just how quickly the cancer would strike.
Warren’s wife, Carole, was at his side when he passed away at a Walnut Creek hospital.
Friends and family are working on the details of his memorial service and I’ll post information as soon as it is available.
Rest in peace, sheriff. We’ll miss you.