Teller County Coroner's Office

704 Woodland Ave.
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone: 719.687.9778    Fax 719.687.2040

Contact Info

Al Born RPh, MS - Coroner
719.687.9778 (Office)   719.200.5837 (Cell)
719.687.9652 (Sheriff's Office DIspatch)
719.687.2040 (Fax)

Chris Cooperrider - Deputy Coroner

Location/Mailing Address:
704 Woodland Ave., Woodland Park, CO 80863

Coroner Duties

The Office of County Coroner is an elective office mandated by C.R.S. 30-10-601. The Coroner documents the cause and manner of all Teller County deaths. The Coroner's duties include:
    ◦ Pronouncement of death
    ◦ Death scene investigation, as needed
    ◦ Notification of next-of-kin
    ◦ Identification of deceased
    ◦ Medicolegal investigation* of the death
    ◦ Determination of need for autopsy and other tests
    ◦ Determination of cause and manner of death
    ◦ Completion of Death Certificate

        *The Teller County Coroner carries out the medicolegal death investigation process via:
            ◦ Evaluation of deceased's medical history
            ◦ Interview of witnesses, family, friends, neighbors, etc.
            ◦ Autopsy, as needed
            ◦ Toxicology, radiology, fingerprint ID, as needed
            ◦ Use of forensic experts in fields of pathology, genetics, etc.

Teller County Coroner's Office Facts and Information

"The high percentage of 'Natural' deaths underscores the need to have a Coroner with an extensive clinical background so that the deceased's medical history is readily understandable and an accurate cause of death can be determined without resorting to a costly and unnecessary autopsy."