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Sheriffs last line of defense against government tyranny

By Jack Minor —   The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are … Continue reading

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Gypsy “scam” artists turned away from flood roadblock

By Jack Minor –   The Larimer County Sheriff’s office is reporting that it turned away a group from a U.S. Highway 34 roadblock over concerns they could be attempting to “scam” fraud victims.   On a statement posted to … Continue reading

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Morgan County Sheriff’s office investigating teen drowning

Brush News Tribune — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning of a teenager at a private pond northeast of the Fort Morgan City limits Monday afternoon. Deputies, Fort Morgan Police and Fire and Morgan County Ambulance … Continue reading

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Million Moms Against Gun Control to march in Logan County Fair parade

Sterling Journal Advocate — The Colorado branch of 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control is bringing a new entry to the Logan County Fair parade this year. Linda Elliott, the state coordinator for the organization, said the group is organizing … Continue reading

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Sterling man arrested following chase on I-76

Sterling Journal Advocate — A Sterling man was arrested Saturday after leading Logan County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase along I-76 and into rural Logan County. The LCSO responded to a REDDI (report every drunk driving incident) report on eastbound … Continue reading

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Longmont police officer jailed in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Coloradoan – A police officer has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Loveland. Longmont police Officer Chris Martinchick turned himself into the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins on Wednesday morning. He faces possible … Continue reading

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AG acknowledges Colorado Sheriff’s right on magazine ban

By Peter Grady –   The Colorado Attorney General’s office has tacitly acknowledged that Weld County Sheriff John Cooke as well as a majority of the state’s sheriffs are right when they attempted to warn that a proposed magazine ban … Continue reading

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Emergency personnel help boy trapped under wood pile

Emergency responders were requested to a rural residence near the intersections of WCR 41 and WCR 8 on Wednesday evening. An 8 year old boy was found by his parents pinned under a pile of wood that he had been … Continue reading

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor —   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets … Continue reading

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Armored car spills coins on Hwy 66

Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the report of a Brink’s armored car that was parked in a lane of traffic on Hwy 66 near WCR 7. The armored car looked as if it had spilled something from the … Continue reading

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Weld Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony to be held Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 a ceremony will be held at the Fallen Officer’s Memorial at Bittersweet Park located at 16th Street and 35th Avenue .   The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. and will recognize seven dedicated … Continue reading

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Weld County Posse heading to Washington

The Weld County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is embarking on a journey to the National Peace Officers Memorial Week in Washington D. C., May 2013. The Sheriff’s Posse will be traveling to Washington D.C. to honor the six law enforcement officers … Continue reading

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Cooke backs Maketa over emails pressuring sheriffs to change stance on gun bills

GREELEY — Weld County Sheriff John Cooke has confirmed claims by the El Paso County sheriff that emails were sent strongly suggesting that a pay raise bill was tied to them dropping their support of the Second Amendment and stop … Continue reading

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LGBT groups praise Denver Sheriff’s policy for inmates

by Matt Lacy –   LGBT groups are praising a policy that will provide special housing for individuals who claim they are transgendered, making it the most progressive policy of its kind in the nation.   Among the policy changes … Continue reading

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Weld County dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

by Jack Minor –   Saying he hopes never to add another name to the list, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke dedicated the Weld County Fallen Officers’ Memorial Monday morning at Bittersweet Park.   The timing of the dedication came … Continue reading

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Fireworks are for sale, not for setting off

GREELEY — The Greeley Fire Department would like to remind citizens that the Governor has issued a ban on all use of personal consumer fireworks in the State of Colorado. However, the City Attorney’s office has determined that the ban … Continue reading

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Sheriffs to lose arrest power in Delaware

by Matt Lacy —   Private meetings, political chicanery and the resurrection of a dead bill under a different name were all part of the tactics employed by the Delaware state legislature who were in fear of a single sheriff … Continue reading

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Sheriff says investigation reveals Obama birth certificate appears forged

by Jack Minor — In a statement that has the potential to shake up the 2012 presidential campaign, the first ever law-enforcement investigation of Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president has discovered “probable cause” to believe the President’s birth certificate … Continue reading

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Candidates court evangelicals in final hours before Iowa caucus

by Matt Lacy – In the final hours before the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential candidates are making a final push by attempting to court the large evangelical voting bloc in the state. Evangelicals comprise nearly 60 percent of Republican voters … Continue reading

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Police Officers Killed: 2011 vs 2010

By Mike Bauman  As of April 1, 2011, there had been 52 police officers killed in the line of duty in the United States this year.  Compare that to 48 by this time last year.  The Greeley Gazette salutes the … Continue reading

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Colorado Senate State Affairs Committee Kills Concealed Carry Bill

By Mike Bauman As predicted by Firearms Rights Activists, Colorado Senate State Affairs Committee voted 3-2 to kill HB1205.  The bill would have made it legal for anyone who could obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Family of Ruben Reyes

By Mike Bauman The recent threat of litigation by a lawyer representing the family of cop killer Ruben Reyes has raised a number of eyebrows in our community.  In case you missed it, a lawyer from Denver sent a letter … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Deputy’s Death

By Mike Bauman The tragic death of Weld County Sheriff Deputy, Sam Brownlee, provides a number of possible lessons for local law enforcement. Here are three. 1)  The importance of proper high-risk traffic stop techniques cannot be understated.  These techniques … Continue reading

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Brownlee one of 154 officers killed in the line of duty this year

By Mike Bauman The death of Deputy Sam Brownlee has shocked our community. According to the website, Officers Down Memorial Page, Brownlee was one of 154 police officers killed in the line of duty so far this year. Gunfire was … Continue reading

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Nearly 5000 Weld County Residents Are Packing “Heat”

By Mike Bauman Recent information from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office shows nearly 5000 Weld County residents have concealed handgun permits.  Permit holders tend to be a secretive bunch, understandably not wanting others to know they carry.  However, most cite … Continue reading

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Veteran teacher helps teens drive for success

Story and Photo By Jack Minor When school districts stopped offering Drivers Education courses, Duane Anderson saw a need and an opportunity. Anderson taught Drivers Ed at Greeley West for eight years and driving safety at Aims for a year … Continue reading

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Wanted!!!! Can You Help Weld County Locate these Persons

By Mike Bauman They say approximately 20% of the population commits 80% of the crime.  You can help make our community safer. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the following people: HUERTA, MARCOS ANTONIO 2408 9 STREET, GREELEY, … Continue reading

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Wanted!!! Copper Thieves

By Mike Bauman This year Weld County has experienced numerous thefts of copper wire.  Studies have shown that approximately 20% of people commit 80% of crimes.  You could make our community safer.  If you can identify any of the individuals … Continue reading

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Police did not respond to this 911 call

By Vanessa Dominguez On June 16th several agencies joined forces to conduct an Emergency Response Exercise‏. The public was not informed about this exercise and as a result, there was a call to 911 about what you see above. This … Continue reading

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Mexican drug cartels force authorities to close portion of US to Americans

By Jack Minor In a sign of the increasing power of the drug cartels in America, U.S. authorities have warned Americans not to enter sections of Federal lands near the Arizona border with Mexico. The initial report by Fox news … Continue reading

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County Honors Law Enforcement Officials Killed in Line of Duty

Story and Photo By Jack Minor Last year 126 U.S. law enforcement officials were killed in the line of duty.  These men and women were honored Friday, May 14 at Bittersweet Park in Greeley. Colorado Sgt. David Joseph Kinterknect, who … Continue reading

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