SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Lincoln County Prosecutor unexpectedly died Thursday morning.
Both the sheriff's office and police department responded to E. Scott Paul's home at 6:45 Friday morning.
The initial call was for a 54-year-old man having an unknown medical issue.
When first responders arrived, they said Paul was not breathing. Resuscitation efforts were made, but they were unsuccessful, according to a press release issued by the Shoshone Police Department.
Paul was pronounced dead at his home.
Brenda Farnworth, the clerk of the district court for the county, said Gooding County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Pember will be filing cases for the county in the interim.
“He was well liked here at the courthouse. He’s been a prosecutor here for 20 years," Farnworth said of Paul.
Here is a statement from Rebecca Wood, a Lincoln County commissioner:
“E. Scott Paul was a very kind man, who had a great sense of humor. He kept a good attitude in even the most stressful of times. Lincoln County friends and co-workers will sincerely miss him. The Lincoln County commissioners send their deepest condolences to his wife and family.”
Here is a statement from Roy Hubert, Lincoln County Commissioner.
“It was quite sudden, unexpected. He’s been our prosecuting attorney for years and years and years... I have in the last year or so, had eye-to-eye contact and talked to him personally.... I think what I’ll miss the most is when we sat down by the court bench and talk about things and he’d say, 'Talk to you later, Roy.' I’m not going to hear that anymore and I’m going to miss that.”