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Accolades and coverage pour in for the late Bob Braudis

Eleanor Bennett
Aspen Public Radio
On Friday, Aspen lost another local legend, this time former Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis.

Local legend and former Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis passed away from natural causes at home in Aspen on Friday. He was 77.

Braudis, who served as sheriff for nearly 25 years, was known for his community-based, restorative-justice approach to law enforcement and for being a proponent for decriminalizing marijuana.

In the wake of Braudis' passing, family, friends and colleagues have come together to share their stories of “the philosopher king of Aspen,” as his friend DJ Watkins called him.

Here are some stories about Braudis' passing:

Aspen Times 

Community mourns passing of Aspen’s peace-loving, legendary lawman

Bob Braudis, former Pitkin sheriff, has died

Aspen Daily News 

Aspen bids farewell to its ‘philosopher king’

Former Sheriff Bob Braudis, an Aspen icon, passes away at 77

Here are some archived stories about Braudis:

Bob Braudis, Legends of Aspen Video Series

A Conversation Between Bob Braudis and Torre

Pitkin County’s Bob Braudis reflects on 24 years as sheriff

Pitkin County’s popular and unconventional sheriff ponders life after being lawman

A personal glimpse of a legendary persona

Former Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis discusses interactions with Ted Bundy