U.S. Marshals assigns second deputy to its GJ office
The U.S. Marshals Service has doubled its presence in Grand Junction.
That equals an office of two.
This month, the agency assigned a second deputy U.S. Marshal dedicated to the Grand Junction office, according to Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Ken Deal in Denver, a spokesman for the agency. Aside from the Grand Junction branch, the Denver district office of U.S. Marshals includes similar smaller branches in Colorado Springs and Durango.
“I’ll guarantee you that’s never happened before,” Deal said of two deputies assigned to Grand Junction. “Just by adding that one person, you’re going to see much more involvement as far as fugitive investigations. I believe you’ll see a more immediate response to address any fugitive issues that may present themselves.”
The agency is currently housed in Grand Junction at 402 Rood Ave.
Deal said the additional deputy brings Grand Junction’s staffing on par with levels in Colorado Springs and Durango. The Denver district office has sought to expand the Grand Junction branch for at least two years, he said.
“For some reason, it was difficult for people to go to Grand Junction,” he said. “A lot of it had to do with realigning personnel elsewhere in the district. Unfortunately, that’s taken several years.”