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Sheriff’s suicide met with shock

DiPaola is mourned amid questions

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By Milton J. Valencia and John M. Guilfoil
Globe Staff / November 29, 2010

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At the end of a week of public tumult, Middlesex Sheriff James V. DiPaola checked into a seaside hotel in Wells, Maine, at 5 p.m. Friday with no luggage and only a laptop computer. Within hours he had taken his own life, leaving behind four to five pages of neatly stacked notes that referenced his wife and daughters, authorities ... (Full article: 1294 words)

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