The Delta Police Department welcomes John Laiminger to its patrol staff.
Officer Laiminger grew up in Paonia. After graduating from Paonia High School, he attended Colorado Mesa University where he studied criminal justice. He graduated from the law enforcement academy at Delta-Montrose Technical College in December 2016. He worked for the Delta County Sheriff's Office from January 2017 until July, when he was hired by the Delta Police Department as a patrol officer.
In his free time, he enjoys camping, hunting and fishing with his son.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.