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Hero Down: Montezuma County Court Security Deputy Dalton ‘Bubba’ Janz Dies From Sudden Medical Condition

Montezuma County, CO – Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Court Security Deputy Dalton “Bubba” Janz died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving due to a sudden medical condition, according to his department.

The 22-year-old deputy was at home with his family when he passed away on Nov. 24, the MCSO said in a press release four days later.

Deputy Janz’s exact cause of death was not immediately released.

In addition to his service with the MCSO, Deputy Janz was also a member of the Dolores Volunteer Fire Department, according to his obituary.

His family said he was “loved by everyone he came in contact with.”

“His goofy, sweet demeanor could make anyone smile,” the tribute read.

Deputy Janz served the MCSO for three years.

“Deputy Dalton Janz was a proud and inspiring professional of the Sheriff’s Office family since 2019, and our community feels our loss,” the sheriff’s office said in its press release. “Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Deputy Dalton Janz family and his many friends.”

Deputy Janz leaves behind his fiancé, Breann, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, sisters, brothers, niece, grandparents, aunts, uncles, his fiancé’s family, and many cousins and friends.

Deputy Janz was laid to rest on Dec. 2.

“Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and Dolores Volunteer Fire & Rescue Firefighter Dalton Janz,” Montezuma County Search and Rescue said in a Facebook post. “May he rest in peace.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Court Security Deputy Dalton “Bubba” Janz, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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