May 17th, 2013

55 COLORADO Sheriffs Sue State Over Bad Gun Laws


Weld County, Colorado, Sheriff John Cooke

Weld County, Colorado, Sheriff John Cooke


There was an Oath Keepers meeting last week in Colorado, and Tim Norton, our authorized chapter coordinator in the Denver area, had asked my help in expediting a shipment of Oath Keepers brochures and DVDs, which he received just hours before the meeting. Tim is retired U.S. Air Force and is honoring his Oath by organizing Oath Keepers members and activities in central Colorado. Tim’s meeting last week was about the Colorado Sheriffs and their problem with new Colorado gun laws.

This afternoon, Friday, May 17, 2013, Tim emailed me the following links with the good news that Fifty-four (54) Colorado Sheriffs had their lawsuit against the State of Colorado filed in court today. (Update: Just this afternoon, another Sheriff has joined, making the total now at 55 – see below.)

Here is a link to the video of the press conference, sent in to me by Tim Norton:




In Oath Keepers’ Colorado forum, Colorado member “loydering” furnished the following link for positive press coverage:

At the Colorado Peak Politics site link we learn that there now are 55 Sheriffs on board with the lawsuit, with today’s joining by Sheriff Rodney Johnson of Grand County, Colorado. Here is the listing from the Colorado Peak Politics site -

JOHN B. COOKE, Sheriff of Weld County, Colorado;

TERRY MAKETA, Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado;

JUSTIN SMITH, Sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado;

DAVID A. WEAVER, Sheriff of Douglas County, Colorado;

BRUCE W. HARTMAN, Sheriff of Gilpin County, Colorado;

KEN PUTNAM, Sheriff of Cheyenne County, Colorado;

DENNIS SPRUELL, Sheriff of Montezuma County, Colorado;

TIM JANTZ, Sheriff of Moffat County, Colorado;

JERRY MARTIN, Sheriff of Dolores County, Colorado;

MIKE ENSMINGER, Sheriff of Teller County, Colorado;

SHAYNE HEAP, Sheriff of Elbert County, Colorado;

CHAD DAY, Sheriff of Yuma County, Colorado;

FRED D. MCKEE, Sheriff of Delta County, Colorado;

LOU VALLARIO, Sheriff of Garfield County, Colorado;

FRED HOSSELKUS, Sheriff of Mineral County, Colorado;

BRETT L. POWELL, Sheriff of Logan County, Colorado;

JAMES FAULL, Sheriff of Prowers County, Colorado;

LARRY KUNTZ, Sheriff of Washington County, Colorado;

BRIAN E. NORTON, Sheriff of Rio Grande County, Colorado;

DUKE SCHIRARD, Sheriff of La Plata County, Colorado;

JIM BEICKER, Sheriff of Fremont County, Colorado;

RONALD BRUCE, Sheriff of Hinsdale County, Colorado;

CHRIS S. JOHNSON, Sheriff of Otero County, Colorado;

FRED JOBE, Sheriff of Custer County, Colorado;

DONALD KRUEGER, Sheriff of Clear Creek County, Colorado;

JAMES CRONE, Sheriff of Morgan County, Colorado;

SI WOODRUFF, Sheriff of Rio Blanco County, Colorado;

TOM RIDNOUR, Sheriff of Kit Carson County, Colorado;

TOM NESTOR, Sheriff of Lincoln County, Colorado;

STAN HILKEY, Sheriff of Mesa County, Colorado;

FORREST FRAZEE, Sheriff of Kiowa County, Colorado;

RICK DUNLAP, Sheriff of Montrose County, Colorado;

TED B. MINK, Sheriff of Jefferson County, Colorado;

DAVE STONG, Sheriff of Alamosa County, Colorado;

FRED WEGENER, Sheriff of Park County, Colorado;

BRUCE NEWMAN, Sheriff of Huerfano County, Colorado;

RANDY PECK, Sheriff of Sedgwick County, Colorado;

DOMINIC MATTIVI, JR., Sheriff of Ouray County, Colorado;

JOHN MINOR, Sheriff of Summit County, Colorado;

SCOTT FISCHER, Sheriff of Jackson County, Colorado;

PETER GONZALEZ, Sheriff of Archuleta County, Colorado;

RICK BESECKER, Sheriff of Gunnison County, Colorado;

CHARLES “ROB” URBACH , Sheriff of Phillips County, Colorado;

ROD FENSKE, Sheriff of Lake County, Colorado;

GRAYSON ROBINSON, Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado;

DAVID D. CAMPBELL, Sheriff of Baca County, Colorado;

MIKE NORRIS, Sheriff of Saguache County, Colorado;

AMOS MEDINA, Sheriff of Costilla County, Colorado;

MILES CLARK, Sheriff of Crowley County, Colorado;

DAVID ENCINIAS, Sheriff of Bent County, Colorado;

SUE KURTZ, Sheriff of San Juan County, Colorado;

JAMES (JIM) CASIAS, Sheriff of Las Animas County, Colorado;

GARRETT WIGGINS, Sheriff of Routt County, Colorado;

DOUGLAS N. DARR , Sheriff of Adams County, Colorado;

RODNEY JOHNSON, Sheriff of Grand County.


Here is the link for the pdf of the filing:


Oath Keepers everywhere are pleased by this kind of patriotism displayed by County Sheriffs. Our message of fidelity to the Oath is certainly gaining good traction all across America as governmental corruption is exposed on all levels of government (with the most hideous corruption emanating from the General government in WDC).

Thank God for real American Sheriffs!

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36 Responses to “55 COLORADO Sheriffs Sue State Over Bad Gun Laws”

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    smalltown farmboy Says:


    The start of a very long list of heroes, I hope.

  2. 2
    Milt S. Chandler Says:

    I know I speak for many when I say,”You make us proud to support your stance”. Thank You Oath Keepers, and Thank You, “Sheriffs of Colorado who stand up for the Republic”.

  3. 3
    Boldarn Says:

    Oathkeepers , may your numbers grow fast , you are essential and much depends on you ! You give real hope to the American people . Thank you , each of you for keeping your oath ! Shame on all law enforcement agents who follow unconstitutional orders from a rogue government !
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  5. 5
    Steve VanderHart Says:

    I salute the sheriffs of Colorado whose name appear on the list. I have no idea how many sheriffs there are in Colorado but any whose name does not appear should take the time to re-read the oath they took and then evaluate whether or not they are qualified to hold the position that they were ELECTED to uphold.

  6. 6
    AJ Johnson Says:

    As the former Sheriff of Eagle County, Co and a member of Oath Keepers for several years I
    applaud all the Sheriff’s that stood up for their Oath.

    AJ Johnson

  7. 7
    Christopher Whitney Says:

    I stand 100% behind these fine Sheriffs who have decided to take the stand for oour Constitutional Rights promised by our Founding Fathers. We elected them to do what is right and they have had the courage to do just that. Unfortunately, I can not say the same about our elected officials in the House, Senate or our Governor, they have let us down all jockeying for favor from the Federal Government. I believe there will be several politicians out of jobs at the next elections if we get out there and vigerously oppose them. We need to get our Police Departments behind this effort also…where are they??

  8. 8
    usfrog Says:

    Stand firm. We The People are behind you all! We will not let our USA go down without a fight!

  9. 9
    Bilgefisher Says:

    Sheriff Cooke is one of the leading Sheriffs in the lawsuit. He talked at that oath keepers meeting and led the oath at the end. Please send him your thanks.

  10. 10
    Kenneth Says:

    Thank You!

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