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Sheriff’s Office Releases Black Forest Fire Investigation Executive Summary

November 18, 2014 - 10:00am // MR 14-051

The time frame of June 11-June 20, 2013 will forever be in the memories of the citizens of El Paso County. The 14,280 acre Black Forest Fire took the lives of 2 of our residents, destroyed 489...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office to participate in Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser for Special Olympics

October 23, 2014

On October 25, 2014 Members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, along with Law Enforcement Agencies across the state, will once again participate in the Tip-A-Cop Special Olympics fundraiser...

Warrant Issued for Burglary Suspect

October 21, 2014

On October 20, 2014 at about 1040 hours, Deputies responded to the 7000 block of Harding Street on the report of a burglary involving a weapon. Upon their arrival, deputies learned the following...

1A Response to Commission

October 2, 2014

There has been a lot of discussion in the last week concerning the County repealing Resolution 98-439A, which was the 1998 Resolution that delegated the function of the Office of Emergency...

OEM Move by County about Money, Not Safety

September 24, 2014

In “The Marks of a Leader”, by Dr. Robert C. Chandler Ph. D. and available on the FEMA website under their training section, he encapsulates many of the most desired traits for Emergency...

Photo of the Week

Deputy Teresa Murphy Receives the Exchange Club of Falcon's Officer of the Year Award

The Latest from Sheriff Terry Maketa

Sheriff Offers Response to Biased and Inaccurate Media Broadcasting

This is becoming tiresome.

Again and again, certain local media stations seem to feel it is more appropriate to create stories with imagined controversy and then report that mythical tale as fact, forcing the Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Maketa to devote a great deal of time and energy in responding to baseless allegations of fictional wrongdoing.

One Sided Attack from: Gun Law Suit? Selecting a Candidate? Personal Vendetta?

Gazette reporter Dave Philipps again demonstrates his lack of journalistic integrity and inability to serve the readers of our community by leaving out pertinent facts in his article, “Sheriff sets own policies.”

Black Forest Fire Investigation

It seems the community is unclear about how the Black Forest Fire investigation has been handled from the start. While I am not a firefighter, I am the Fire Warden of El Paso County, per State Statute CRS 30-10-513, titled: “Sheriff in Charge of Forest or Prairie Fire-Expenses”, which affords me the authority to access State Assistance in the event of an emergency such as the Black Forest Fire.