Former Baxter Co. sheriff passes away

Mountain Home, AR (KAIT) -Former Baxter County Sheriff Pauline Edmonds has died.  Edmonds' husband, Emmett Edmonds was killed in the line of duty in 1968.  Pauline Edmonds was appointed to serve the remainder of her late husband's term.  She was the first, and to this point only woman to serve as Baxter County Sheriff.

Edmonds passed away on March 7, 2010.  The Sheriff's offices will close at 1:30pm Wednesday to honor Edmonds.  Her funeral services are set for Wednesday at 2:00pm at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home.

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