The Teton County coroner thinks a Jackson Hole man would still be alive if a witness to his death would have called 911 sooner.

A three-person jury came to that same conclusion after hearing two days of witness testimony during a coroner’s inquest, a trial-like proceeding that took place Tuesday and Wednesday at the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse. The goal was to determine the cause of death of Anthony “Tony” Birkholz.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066, courts@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGcourts.

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Jackie Lance

This is about Tony and why he died and the questionable circumstances around his death. If you want to make more of this then ask why was he at a physicians home partaking in drugs and when Tony was in distress why the emergency personnel were not called immediately. Even if I don't agree in the practices of Dr. Blue he is doing his job as a corner to investigate this tragedy. By talking about Dr. Blue instead of what happened to Tony you are taking away the focus of what happened in this tragedy. I personally knew Tony and I am deeply grieved by his death.

Craig Richesin

More articulately put: Dr. Blue is a caring, committed and incredibly talented physician who is restoring professionalism and accountability to the corner's office WHILE providing a legal - and in many cases - life saving, procedure in his private practice that no one else in the "equality" state has the courage to provide. And yes, this has subjected him to the visual spectacle that comes along with untruthful, fear-mongering, sandwich board-wearing nuts who are more-often-than-not, out of state, paid zealots.

Craig Richesin

And those abortions are legal so STFU and go crawl back under the bible I doubt you've actually read.

April Roberts

Dr Blue actively practices abortions and ran for coroner to help build his reputation back up after the protesters were in posted up in front of his office.

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