Grand County Sheriff’s deputy killed in Tuesday morning traffic accident |

Grand County Sheriff’s deputy killed in Tuesday morning traffic accident

Rob McClure / Special to the Sky-Hi News
Staff Photo |

A Grand County Sheriff’s Deputy died Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, following a traffic accident on U.S. Hwy 34 near milepost 6 in Grand County.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:52 a.m. The deputy was off-duty at the time of the accident and in a personal vehicle.

The accident involved a maroon extended cab pickup and a Meadow Gold Dairy truck. It appears the larger truck slammed into the pickup’s driver’s side. The deputy was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. The deputy’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

On Tuesday Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin stated, “The Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the local public safety network, and the Grand County community lost a dedicated law enforcement officer this morning.”

EMS Chief Ray Jennings echoed his sentiments.

“These are hard calls to respond to, and even harder when you know the person,”Jennings said. “We are honored and proud of all who responded to this accident. All agencies who were involved in the care and response worked together in a fluid motion to give life a chance.”

The Colorado State Patrol is leading the traffic accident investigation and an autopsy has been scheduled by the County Coroner’s office for Wednesday Feb. 4.

A memorial fund is being set up for the family and memorial service information will be issued at a later date.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User