CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) –  The community of Clovis is mourning the loss of a sheriff’s deputy. Curry County Deputy Bryan Vannatta died this week from COVID complications after becoming ill on December 18. There are three generations of law enforcement in the Vannatta family.

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His grandfather was an FBI agent and his father was a former Curry County sheriff. Bryan has been with the department for a total of six years but had a 13-year career in law enforcement. Vannatta leaves behind a wife, two sons and extended family.