Ian Packer Sentenced for Crimes

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Ian Glenn Packer (Yuma County Jail Booking Photo)

In November of last year, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release notifying citizens of their manhunt for Ian Glenn Packer.  The manhunt began after a warrant had been issued for Packer for violating a protection order.  The warrant stemmed from Packer being witnessed at the Eagle Gas Station in Yuma with a victim of a past crime in which he had been convicted earlier in the year.  This case quickly evolved into what was believed to be a possible kidnapping.  In addition to this case, Packer had 3 additional warrants with a total of 13 felony charges. Continue Reading »

Sheriff Day on the 2nd Amendment

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Sheriff Day providing his testimony at the state capital on Monday in support of 2nd Amendment rights

I spent all day at the state capital yesterday (March 7), testifying on behalf of County Sheriffs of Colorado in favor of five pro-gun/pro Public Safety/pro liberty bills.  All five bills, heard in the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee, were killed, as expected, on a 5 to 4 straight party-line vote.  I was aware before I even left home to go testify, that the outcome was likely, however, it is important for there to be an official record of Sheriffs support for such legislation for future consideration.  What struck me though, was that during public testimony, the basic philosophical difference between pro-gun and anti-gun camps was so evident.  Continue Reading »

Sheriff Day Announces County Sheriff’s of Colorado Scholarship Program

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Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day, who was recently elected to the County Sheriffs of Colorado board of directors, announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Yuma County student this coming spring.  Continue Reading »

Deputy Fell is Colorado Cattlemen’s Officer of the Year

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Deputy Fell, presented with an award by Colorado Cattleman’s Association Brand & Theft Committee Board Member Colby Mick

Sheriff Day is happy to announce that Deputy CJ Fell was awarded the Law Officer of the Year award for 2015 from the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Tuesday night (19th).  This award is presented to the officer in the state who has “displayed exemplary performance in assisting Colorado ranchers with protecting their livestock.” Continue Reading »