Law Enforcement

Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan stepping down in June

PROMO LAW Kiowa County Sheriffs Car - Chris Sorensen

Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down from his elected role effective June 4.

In a statement posted to social media, Sheridan said, "I have chosen to put my family and my health first as I step away from my law enforcement career. This was an exceedingly difficult decision as I loved and enjoyed being the Sheriff of our county."

Crowley County Sheriff Kurtz dies Wednesday

PICT 64J1 Crowley County Sheriff pickup - CCSO

Following a brief illness, Crowley County Sheriff John "Smokey" Kurtz died Wednesday at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo surrounded by family members.

Outside the Crowley County Courthouse in Ordway, a parked CCSO pickup displayed a portrait of Kurtz, while his desk held additional memorials.

A brief note, posted on Facebook by Undersheriff Terry Reeves, stated, "It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Sheriff John "Smokey" Kurtz. Sheriff Kurtz passed away this morning in the presence of family at Parkview Medical Center"