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It is the duty of the Weld County Coroner's Office to inquire and determine the circumstances, cause, manner and mode of certain deaths. Colorado Government mandates the Coroner to inquire into the following deaths:

  • magnifying glass1Unattended deaths
  • Deaths of children
  • Wherein deceased has not been attended by a physician in the 20 days prior to death
  • Deaths with known or suspected contribution by a therapeutic procedure
  • Physician unable to state the cause of death
  • All deaths where a patient has not fully recovered from an anesthetic, whether in surgery, recovery room or elsewhere
  • All emergency and operating room deaths
  • Deaths occurring under 24 hours in a hospital
  • Known or suspected homicide
  • Known or suspected suicide
  • Involving any criminal action or suspicion of a criminal act, in whole or in part
  • All deaths in which the patient is comatose throughout the period of physician attendance, whether at home or hospital
  • Solitary deaths (unattended by physician or other persons in period proceeding death)
  • Related to or following known or suspected self-induced or criminal abortion
  • Deaths of patients who have had surgery during the current hospital admission
  • Deaths in the custody of law enforcement, in prison or while under sentence
  • Following an accident or injury (primary or contributory, occurring immediately or at some remote time)
  • Drowning, fire, hanging, gunshot, stabbing, cutting, starvation, exposure, alcoholism, drug addiction, strangulation or aspiration
  • Deaths of unidentified persons
  • All deaths of persons who are charges of the state
  • Associated with a known or alleged rape or crime against nature
  • Known or suspected contagious disease constituting a public health hazard
  • Accidental poisoning (food, chemical, drug, therapeutic agents)
  • Deaths in state hospitals serving the mentally or developmentally disabled
  • Suspected Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Occupational diseases or occupational hazards
  • Known or suspected to constitute a public health hazard

County Code:

ARTICLE IX
COUNTY CORONER
Section 9-1. Duties.

  1. The County Coroner shall appoint a Chief Deputy to act in his absence, disability, or in case of a vacancy in the office, and such Chief Deputy shall perform all of the duties of County Coroner during such absence or until such vacancy be filled.
  2. The County Coroner may appoint such other deputies as may be necessary or required to carry out the duties of the office.
  3. The County Coroner shall exercise all of the powers and perform all the acts and duties now required or that may hereafter be required by State law to be exercised or performed by the County Coroner.
  4. The County Coroner may exercise those discretionary county functions and powers, and provide such services as may be authorized by law, for County Coroners.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of the Coroner

915 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80632
(3rd Floor) Rm. 325

Mailing Address:
PO Box 758
Greeley, CO 80631-0758

Phone: (970) 400-4990
Fax: (970) 392-4546

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5 :00 p.m.
Office Hours - Not closed for lunch


Forms

Information Request Form

Comment or Concern Form


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