James Kramer Tributeby Representative Scott R. Tipton
Posted on 2015-01-27
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Mr. James Kramer.
Mr. Kramer is the Pueblo County Coroner and will be retiring this month
after a remarkable 37-year career, making him one of the longest
serving public officials in Colorado history.
Mr. Kramer was elected as Pueblo County coroner on November 1, 1977 and has investigated around 21,000 cases during his career. He has been a tireless servant to the people of Pueblo County and has remained on- call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the better-half of four decades. He has compassionately delivered tragic news on thousands of occasions and has served with his team nationally both at ground zero after the September 11th attacks and in Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to Mr. Kramer's service to the county of Pueblo, he served this nation in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1977, and worked as a physician's assistant at Touchstone Family Practice.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kramer's dogged work ethic and dedication to serving both his country and community is truly admirable. I stand with the residents of Pueblo County and the citizens of the United States in thanking Mr. Kramer and congratulating him on a lifetime of public and selfless service. Although he is retiring from the Coroner's role, he will stay on as a physician's assistant at the Touchstone Family Practice and I look forward to seeing him continue his dedicated work as a leader in the Pueblo County community.