Shumlin in Middlebury today for late sheriff

 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, former Gov. Jim Douglas and other top officials are expected to attend a service for Addison County Sheriff James Coons, who was the state’s longest-serving sheriff when he died earlier this month. The 59-year-old Coons of Middlebury was a former president of the Vermont Police Association and the Vermont Sheriffs Association. He died April 16. Coons became sheriff in 1983. The service is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Mead Memorial Chapel at Middlebury College.

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