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Sheriff expresses frustration with mental health care system

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee last week released a press release highlighting the urgent need for mental health services for individuals who are a serious threat to our communities.

After sharing his frustration with the lack of options available to a mentally ill inmate, he says he received a positive response from the state Office of Behavioral Health.

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McKee joins sheriffs in call for action on immigration reform

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee has been invited to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to meet with White House officials on illegal immigration matters, and to urge Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security.

Sheriff McKee will join almost 50 other sheriffs from across the country as a united group of elected law enforcement officers at a media event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning.

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Sheriff to retire; Taylor seeks office
Sheriff to retire; Taylor seeks office

After a 37-year career in law enforcement, including 15 years as Delta County undersheriff and 16 years as Delta County sheriff, Fred McKee has decided he will not seek another term in office. His current four-year term ends in January 2019.

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DAR supports efforts of the Delta County Sheriff's Office
DAR supports efforts of the Delta County Sheriff's Office

With the help of Robert Ownbey, manager of the Montrose Walmart, the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution successfully applied for a Walmart Community Grant. The Walmart Community Grant program is highly competitive, with the Walmart Foundation receiving over 150,000 applications every year.

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Deputies hailed for rescue from submerged vehicle
Deputies hailed for rescue from submerged vehicle

On Sept. 21, Delta County Sheriff's Office Deputies Daniel Abeyta, Kevin Ray and Travis Lackey responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2100 block of State Highway 348. The accident was reported to dispatch by Larry Proctor, who was passing by and saw the vehicle in the ditch.

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Sheriff's office drops K-9 program

Due to the departure of Deputy Vincent Dravecky, the Delta County Sheriff's Office has dropped its K-9 program.

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