Black Forest Animal Check the Welfare update

September 22, 2014

Today, September 22, 2014, members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division, Mounted Unit, and Patrol personnel obtained and executed a search warrant at the location of...

Victim from Calhan Shooting Identified

September 18, 2014 - 10:20am // MR 14-056

The victim from the shooting which occurred in the 9800 block of Calhan Highway on September 15, 2014 has been identified as 30 year old Michael Mackey.  The El Paso County Coroner has...

Active Shooter Training Exercise Scheduled at Miami-Yoder School

September 17, 2014 - 8:40am // MR 14-054

Today, September 17, 2014, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Tri-County Fire Department and numerous other participating agencies will conduct an “Active Shooter” training exercise.  The...

Heather Neville

Sheriff"s Office Makes Arrest in Calhan Shooting

September 15, 2014 - 7:55pm // MR 14-053

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 59 year old Heather Neville on suspicion of First Degree Murder following a shooting in the 9800 block of Calhan Highway.

The Sheriff’s...

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Sheriff's Office Hazmat Team - Joint Operation Decontamination Exercise

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.