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Park County Deputy Dies Of Possible Hantavirus Infection

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Joseph Hamilton (credit: Park County Sheriff's Department)

Joseph Hamilton (credit: Park County Sheriff’s Department)

PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Park County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the death of one of its deputies.

Joseph Hamilton, 29, died Monday in what may have been case of Hantavirus.

Hamilton recently bought a home and may have come into contact with rodent droppings while cleaning up sheds and outbuildings on the property.

The official cause of death will be determined by the coroner.

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