June 4, 2021 |

Former Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora passed away at home in Rawlins on Thursday morning following a lengthy illness. Zamora retired on May 1st after serving nearly 16 years as the county coroner.

During his retirement party, the county commissioners officially dedicated the new coroner’s office at 4th and Pine streets in his honor, the Paul A. Zamora Coroner Building.

Zamora was a 1985 graduate from Rawlins High School. He served a combat medic in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1991. He worked as respiratory therapist and EMT at Memorial Hospital before joining the Rawlins Police Department in 2001. Zamora became the county coroner in 2007. He called himself a death investigator who described his duty as speaking for those who could no longer speak for themselves. His motto: “Be their voice.”

Zamora was 54 years old. Services are pending.


Pictured above: May 2017 file photo of Coroner Paul Zamora during a press conference. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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