Search and Rescue Missions

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE September 30, 2018 The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida Police Department has completed excavation for clues regarding the death of Beverly England on Mount Shavano. The operation lasted 5 days and it proved to be very successful in that numerous human remains, believed to be […]

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is organizing an evidentiary excavation in the foot hills of Mt. Shavano along C.R. 250 searching for further human remains of Beverly England and any further evidence that may have led to her death. The excavation will begin  Monday (September 24th), and will be completed Friday, (September 29th). The search will […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2018 On July 19, 2018 the USFS lifted all fire restrictions on forest service lands. After reviewing current fuel moisture criteria in our area provided by the USFS, and after conferring with Phil Graham, Chaffee County Emergency Manager and our local fire chiefs in regards […]

This letter is in response to a letter to the editor by Marny Danneberg, Mountain Mail, July 10, 2018, “This was terribly mishandled. In this letter Ms Danneberg asserts that there are two different issues at stake: was the public notified that texting was available during the most recent Verizon outage, and when was redundancy […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2018 On July 9, 2018, I, Sheriff John Spezze was contacted by Susan Sherwood, Senior Manager of 911 Compliance for Verizon Wireless. Ms Sherwood advised that she was calling after she was contacted by the FCC in regards to a complaint I filed on Verizon […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 4, 2018 On June 4, 2018 at approximately 3:11 pm the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a raft that capsized in the vicinity of the Pine Creek Rapids approximately 13 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado. Members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 15, 2018 On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received information that inmates housed in the Chaffee County Detention Facility were actively trying to tunnel out of one of the housing pods within the detention facility. This information was brought to Sheriff John […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 3, 2018 On April 3, 2018, Easter Sunday, a fire started west of Buena Vista. The fire was being fanned by strong winds and was travelling in the direction of homes south of the origin of the fire. It became necessary to issue an evacuation warning […]

On February 6, 2018 Sheriff John Spezze presented Deputy Jesse Sanderlin with one of the highest honors given to a Chaffee County Deputy, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Service Cross. Sheriff Spezze told those in attendance that in December, 2017 Deputy Sanderlin was on routine patrol and observed a vehicle with a driver that […]

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Communications Officer/Dispatcher. Applicants must be 21 years of age with a good driving record and no criminal history.  They must have good hearing in both ears, be able to multi-task, ability to type, and have a high school diploma (or equivalent). Only applications from the Sheriff’s […]