Gates Shaklee, a former employee of the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office, has joined the Delta County Sheriff's Office.
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said the department is going through some reorganization, due in part to the appointment of Luke Fedler as chief of police for the City of Delta. In addition, Sgt. Chad Beach and Kate LaPlante retired at the beginning of the year. LaPlante had worked in detentions for 25 years.
To fill the position vacated by Chad Beach, Sheriff McKee said he is taking letters of interest from deputies. After that position is filled, he will address the investigator vacancy.
On Dec. 2, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers spoke with a 64-year-old male with a bleeding injury on his neck.