After capping a 40-year career in law enforcement with four terms as sheriff of Delta County, Fred McKee is retiring. He declined to seek a fifth term in office, saying 16 years is enough.
On Monday, Delta County Sheriff-elect Mark Taylor announced the appointment of Quinn Archibeque as the next undersheriff.
"Quinn has demonstrated his ability to lead and be flexible during difficult times and I believe he will be a great asset to this administrative team as we move toward 2019," Taylor said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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