NEWS: Wednesday January 27, 2010

Jan 27th @ 9:17 am in News by Scott Staley

The Delta Police Department introduces Greg Birely as Delta’s newest Police Officer.  Greg began his duty and service with Delta on Monday, January 18th, 2010. Greg Birely has an extensive police officer training background to include Field Training Officer, Standard Field Sobriety Testing, Doppler Radar Operation, M26 Advanced Taser and Taser X26 Instructor Certified, Crime Scene Investigation, Reid Interview and Interrogation, FEMA I-100, FEMA I-200, Intoxilyzer 5000EN Operator, Media Relations, Basic Tactics and Arrest Control, PPCT Defensive Tactics, multiple driving courses,  over 50 courses in the Law Enforcement Training Network, and over 10 courses from the Allied to Benefit Law Enforcement Training and more.

Greg is a Grand Junction native and graduated from Central High School in 1998.  After high school he entered the work force.  In February 2001 Greg graduated from the Delta Montrose Police Academy.  Shortly thereafter he joined the US Army as Military Police.  Greg was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri for three years before he transferred to a reserve unit based out of the Denver Federal Center where he completed his contract as a Specialist in 2004.  After the military Greg was hired as a patrol officer by the Parachute Police Department (Colorado).  He has been actively employed in Law Enforcement since 2004.

Greg enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors, camping, hiking and fishing.  He enjoys playing Ice Hockey and Roller Hockey and claims to be “a typical sports fan.”
Gregory Birely
(Photo courtesy of the Delta Police Department)
Source: Press Release   (Posted 9:31a)

Colorado health officials say three illnesses have been linked to sausage products recalled by a Rhode Island company following a salmonella outbreak. The Colorado Department of Public Health says Daniele International recalled more than 1 million pounds of sausage and pepper products amid an outbreak that’s sickened 184 people in 38 states since July.
Source: Colorado Dept. of Public Health (Posted 9:14a)

As part of a two-month national bus tour, the Veterans for American Power National Tour will visit Denver for two days starting tomorrow. The tour of US military veterans will highlight the connection between climate change and national security. Over the next two months, the bus will travel to 16 additional states and hold over 60 events.  The veterans, most of whom served in Iraq and Afghanistan will describe how dependence on oil is funding our most dangerous enemies, making America vulnerable, and causing destabilizing climate change. Learn more at
Source: Press Release   (Posted 8:17a)