Coroner

Overview


The Coroner of Montrose County is an elected official who serves the citizens of Montrose County. The Office of the Coroner is mandated by the Constitution with additional requirements required by the Colorado Revised Statutes and is a separate and independent organization which, through its Office of Medical Investigations, will conduct an investigation of all sudden, unexpected, suspicious and/or violent deaths as required by the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Mission


The mission of the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations is to provide the citizens of Montrose with continuous, competent, and compassionate service, in addition to disaster preparation, in a fiscally responsible manner. Citizens who may have family members fall as victims of a sudden incident, unattended, violent or suspicious death are provided the best death investigations available in order to present a correct and appropriate cause and manner of death as well as personal family support following the loss of a loved one.

It is therefore the duty and responsibility of the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations to conduct a comprehensive investigation making all proper inquiries of all deaths falling under the statutory authority of that office. The main function of the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations is to determine the cause and manner for each death investigated and to treat each death investigation with respect, dignity, and kindness. While the sudden death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations will strive to assist family members with any concerns or questions and to aid them with the grieving process in a timely, professional and courteous manner. Our regular office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 12 noon, excluding legal holidays. The coroner and/or a deputy coroner are on duty for death investigations and emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.