Rifle councilor died from heart attack | PostIndependent.com

Rifle councilor died from heart attack

Ryan Hoffman
Dirk Myers
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Rifle City Councilor Dirk Myers died from a heart attack, an autopsy concluded Friday.

Myers, 61, was found unresponsive in his Rifle home Thursday morning. In light of the autopsy results and consideration of the scene investigation and witness accounts, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire determined the cause of death was natural.

Myers was elected to council in September 2013, an election in which he cited economic development, the budget and seeing the completion of unfinished housing projects as his priorities.

Colleagues described him as someone who took his position on council very seriously.

“He did a pretty good job of staying aware of what was going on not only in Rifle but the county,” Vice Mayor Jay Miller said Thursday.

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In a 2013 story that appeared in The Citizen Telegram, Myers said he lived with his his fiancée and had four children — all grown.

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