Park County Deputy Joseph Edward Ybarra Hamilton, 29, the father of two children, died suddenly on Oct. 14, the Park County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.
Hamilton, who had been a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office since June 2, 2012, was in good health, said Undersheriff Monte Gore.
Hamilton and his family had recently purchased a home in Park County, Gore said. Hamilton had been cleaning sheds and other buildings on the property, he said.
Medical authorities suspect Hamilton may have been exposed to hantavirus.
Agency: Park County Sheriff's Office
EOW: Monday, October 14, 2013