Sue Wallis, the woman called “Horse Slaughter Sue” by horse advocates, is dead. Wallis is best known to horse lovers as an active and prominent leader in the movement to return horse slaughter for human consumption to US soil.
THE GILLETTE NEWS RECORD reports:
Legislators were stunned Tuesday when hearing of the death of State Rep. Sue Wallis, 56.
Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall told them the news just before lunch with the Campbell County commissioners. Pownall confirmed Wallis’ death after speaking with Campbell County coroner Tom Eekhoff.
Eekhoff would not confirm a cause of death and said an autopsy is planned for Wednesday.
A committee from the GOP party made up of precinct members from her district will meet and pick three nominees to submit to the County Commission, which will appoint her replacement.
“I’m hoping they can expedite that,” Commissioner Dan Coolidge said. The legislative session begins Feb. 10.
Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said an officer responded to an EMS call at 6:46 a.m. at Tower West Lodge. There was no cause to file a police report, Wasson said. Neither Wasson nor Eekhoff would confirm who called 911.
Her fellow legislators believed she likely was staying at Tower West because of the 6:30 a.m. Eggs & Issues breakfast at Cam-plex.
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