June 21, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 145

Vilas sheriff dies at home

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Vilas County Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich, 61, died Wednesday at his home following a short illness.

A news release from the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department said Tomlanovich’s family was by his side.

Funeral services are pending.

Tomlanovich was employed with Vilas County for 34 years, beginning in 1979 after working for the Eagle River Police Department.

He was a sheriff’s department patrol deputy for about 15 years and was promoted to the detective sergeant’s position in 1994, serving in that capacity for 16 years, according to Vilas County officials.

Tomlanovich was elected sheriff in the fall of 2010.