LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada sheriff died in Las Vegas following what his wife says doctors told her was a head injury probably received days earlier at his home in the Nye County community of Pahrump.

Linda DeMeo said Wednesday that 67-year-old Tony DeMeo died a little before 9 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Hills Hospital, where he'd been transferred for tests after she drove him Sunday to another Las Vegas hospital.

Linda DeMeo says she doesn't know when or how her husband was injured, but says medical tests confirmed a head injury.

She says the coroner isn't involved and no autopsy is planned.

Tony DeMeo ended 12 years as Nye County sheriff in December 2014.

He moved to Pahrump in 1998 after retiring from the police department in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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