A search is underway for two men who escaped from the Conejos County Jail Friday.
La Junta police and fire department members were called to a report of a possible explosive device Thursday morning according to La Junta Fire Chief Aaron Eveatt.
While executing a search warrant in the 500 block of Lawrence, officers with the La Junta Police department discovered the potential explosive object. Assistance was requested from the Southern Region Bomb Squad response team, which arrived mid-afternoon. The team determined the device represented an explosive threat. The U.S. Air Force 21st Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was also requested to assist.
For the third time since December 31, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to honor a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
An El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday - the third Colorado law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty over the past five week.
For the second consecutive year, the Elbert County Sheriff's Office Foundation is holding a fundraising dinner in support of the brave men and women of the Elbert County Sheriff's Office in the event they are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
The evening will include dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, along with dancing to music provided by John Hillmann. Activities will be taking place March 10 at the Elbert County fairgrounds exhibit building. A cash bar will open at 5:00 p.m., will dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.
Jeffery Vincent, an Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy, was sentenced this week to a year of probation after being found guilty of driving under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon.
"Vincent made a bad decision," Deputy District Attorney Francisco Martinez told the court. He asked the court to sentence Vincent to probation.
"Vincent should not allow this case to define him," Martinez said, "but rather learn from it as he moves forward."
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags across the state lowered to half-staff in honor of Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm, who died Wednesday night after being shot by while responding to a disturbance call.
The suspect in the murder of a Bent County woman has been captured in Peoria, Illinois, after a nationwide bulletin was issued for his arrest.
Colorado law enforcement agencies will be boosting DUI enforcement for the end of January with increased officers on duty and saturation patrols starting Friday. For 10 days, 119 law enforcement agencies statewide will dedicate additional resources to apprehending drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs.
A Deputy United States Marshall was killed Friday while serving an arrest warrant on a fugitive in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
According to the United States Marshals Service, Deputy US Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, and two other officers were shot while attempting to arrest Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce at a home in Harrisburg. An unidentified man at the home began shooting at officers, who returned fire and killed the man.
Deputy Hill was taken to a local hospital where he died. The other officers had non-life-threatening injuries and were treated.