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County employee dies at work 

A SLO County auditor collapsed and died in the Government Center on Oct. 7.

According to the Office of the Auditor, Lawrence “Larry” Booth, 61, suffered an aortic aneurysm and collapsed. Paramedics arrived but were unable to revive him.

Booth was an internal audit chief for the office, where he had worked for more than 21 years. Auditor-Controller Gere Sibbach said Booth was well-liked and often was a mentor for younger accountants.

“His calm professionalism and leadership by example will not soon be forgotten,” Sibbach said.

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