#FakeNews Comes to Yuma County

April 17, 2018 – For those of you curious about the recently published article from a Michael Bloomberg owned media outlet claiming that the Yuma County Sheriff is essentially selling HR218 LEOSA status (the ability to carry concealed as a peace officer anywhere in the country), here’s an explanation about how this came about and some answers to the most basic questions that reveal the truth.  The following is a personal message Sheriff Day sent his own staff to address any question they have or may be faced with in their own community interactions. Continue Reading »

Sheriff’s Office Places AED’s in Patrol Cars

April 5, 2018 – Saving the life of cardiac arrest victims is based on the speed by which medical attention can be provided; the quicker the victim is treated with an automated external defibrillator (AED), the higher the likelihood of survival.  Getting first responders to a medical emergency in time is a challenge that is common in our rural community; especially in areas of the county where emergency medical services are comprised of volunteers who often must leave their home or work to get an ambulance, and then respond to the call.  Yuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies are often the first ones to arrive on these types of calls, due to the fact that they are already on duty and out patrolling the county.  Continue Reading »

First Responders Team Up With Idalia FBLA for Mock Crash

March 2, 2018 – The Colorado State Patrol and Yuma County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Idalia School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to hold a mock crash exercise as a part of their state project.  The exercise required several months of planning and was held last Monday (February 26th) at an intersection approximately one mile southwest of Idalia. Continue Reading »

Sheriff’s Office Launches Canine Program

Posse Member Paul McCombs and K9 “Chief”

February 24, 2018–The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to launch its first ever canine program.  The need for this type of resource in our county is apparent, and the Sheriff’s Office diligently began researching and pursuing this project within the last 3-4 years.  With the recent culmination of several high-profile narcotics investigations, came a rather significant outpouring of community support, specifically for narcotics detection canines.  The support has come in several forms, including monetary donations and promises of donated services and equipment related to a canine program from concerned citizens and community organizations.  What propelled the Sheriff’s Office’s canine program forward was the volunteerism of a local citizen. Continue Reading »