This week, Weld County welcomed a new team member, Carl A. Blesch, who will serve as the Weld County Coroner. In this role, Blesch will be responsible for determining the circumstances and causes of certain deaths within the county. These deaths include but are not limited to: unattended deaths, deaths of unidentified persons, deaths as a result of suspected homicide or suicide, and deaths resulting from an accident.
Before coming to Weld County, Blesch worked as a physician assistant, Director of the Office of Community Corrections for the Colorado Department of Public Safety, and as the academic chair of one of Colorado’s two physician assistant programs. He holds a Master of Medical Science Degree, and most recently served as the elected and appointed Senior Chief Deputy Coroner for Jefferson County, Colorado.
“The job of County Coroner is an honorable job, but one that requires a special type of person, with a special type of work ethic and dedication,” said Commissioner Chair Julie Cozad. “Someone like Carl, with experience in the medical field, corrections, and in a county coroner’s office, is the perfect fit. We are thrilled to have him.”
According to Blesch, he hopes his diverse background will help in uniting staff, forensic pathologists, the medical community, and law enforcement to provide the most compassionate and scientifically accurate service possible to Weld County families and the community.