DELTA, Colo. — The Delta County Coroner’s Office and the Delta County Sheriff’s Office have identified the deceased female involved in last Friday’s Officer-involved shooting as Paige Pierce (Schmidt), a 26-year-old female from Austin, Colorado.
Coroner Lance Boren and Sheriff Mark Taylor ask the public to respect the privacy of Paige’s family. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office asks for privacy for the deputy-involved as well, by letting the investigation conclude. Sheriff Taylor is committed to full transparency at the conclusion of the investigation when all information is available. At this time, the Deputy involved will not be named until the 7th Judicial Critical Incident Team submits a final report to the 7th Judicial District Attorney, and the DA reports his finding. No further information is available at this time