Larimer County Coroner

Gary A. Darling

Email | (970) 498-6169

1600 Prospect Park Way, Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO  80525

Appointed Sept 2022 -  Jan 2023  
First 4-year term, no term limits

Gary Darling served the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years before going to work for the Larimer County Criminal Justice Division. Gary Darling served as the Division Commander and the Planning Manager to bring criminal justice organizations together to better coordinate the local system.  In June 2009, Darling was appointed to the position of Director for the Community Justice Alternatives Division which included Community Corrections, Pretrial, Special Transportation Services, Alternative Sentencing, and Criminal Justice Planning.

As a member of the Mental Health and Substance Use Alliance, he was involved in the first presentation to the Board of County Commissioners for a behavioral health facility for Larimer County in 2008.  He also served as a member of the guidance team for the Behavioral Health ballot initiative which was approved by voters in 2018. Darling retired from the Criminal Justice Division in May 2020 but maintains his involvement with work being done in the areas of criminal justice and behavioral health. He now joins the Coroner's Office in the role of Coroner.