KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Former Flathead County sheriff and current county commissioner Jim Dupont has died of an apparent heart attack. He was 65.

Sheriff Chuck Curry said Dupont died Monday morning at his home.

Dupont was the county sheriff from 1991 until he retired in 2006 and began his first term on the county commission in 2009. Last week he was appointed as one of two interim directors of the county Office of Emergency Services.

Dupont moved to Montana from California in 1978 and worked as a deputy until he was elected sheriff.