Illustrates Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies putrefy the perfumer’s ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor ( Ecclesiastes 10:1)

Colorado Sheriff Pat Sullivan (1989) (Hero)

Colorado Man Kills 2 Women, Then Himself


''All he said was, 'Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, he shot me,' and then went upstairs and shot himself,'' Sheriff Pat Sullivan of Arapahoe County quoted the hostage, Jake Carper, as saying.

A police assault team rescued the wounded officers, lobbed flash grenades into the house and found the hostage and Mr. Thompson, Sheriff Sullivan said. The gunman died at 5:56 P.M. at Swedish Medical Center, said a hospital spokeswoman, Beverly Jacobsen. Hostage in Critical Condition

Comment: While I cannot find the relevant article, we lived just blocks away. Sheriff Pat Sullivan crashed his police vehicle through a fence and lead the assault!

Former Colorado Sheriff Pat Sullivan (2011) (Chump)

Former Colorado Sheriff Accused of Trying to Trade Drugs for Sex


Patrick Sullivan was the kind of lawman Coloradoans loved: a straight-shooting, Republican sheriff who once crashed a Jeep through a fence to rescue two deputies from a deranged gun-toting man and pleaded with legislators to keep assault weapons off the street lest any more citizens get shot.

On Tuesday afternoon, though, investigators from the same sheriff’s department he oversaw for nearly two decades found themselves monitoring a home near Denver that Mr. Sullivan was seen entering.

Soon after, the police arrested Mr. Sullivan, now 68 and long retired from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, on charges that he had been trying to exchange methamphetamines for sex with a man. He was booked that night at a local county jail that proudly bears his name.

“The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is saddened, and this is a sad time for our community,” said Grayson Robinson, the current sheriff, who served under Mr. Sullivan. “But we have a greater purpose, to serve our community with integrity and professionalism, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with this investigation.”

Comment: Sad for Mr. Sullivan and sad for the community


  1. OK ... more detail on the '89 event:

    Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan accused of exchanging meth for sex

    In 1989, Sullivan crashed his Jeep through a fence to rescue a wounded deputy during a standoff.

    Eugene Thompson, Jr., 24, went on a rampage with a semiautomatic pistol in Arapahoe County, abducting a woman and then killing her and her mother-in-law. He then raped another woman before he was cornered in a town house. The gunman shot and wounded two officers and another hostage before he fatally shot himself.

    During the standoff, Sullivan sped his Jeep toward the deputy to create a diversion during the standoff. He then jumped out of the Jeep and rescued the wounded deputy as others provided cover. He then quickly backed out of the scene, going right through a fence and slamming into a patrol car to get to safety.

  2. Another point of view (that I don't share):

    Colorado Drug Warrior Busted for Meth Distribution

    This sort of sleazy setup is an egregious waste of law enforcement resources, and it is manifestly unjust to threaten someone with six years in prison for attempting a peaceful, entirely consensual transaction with another adult. But that is par for the course in the war on drugs, a cause Sullivan enthusiastically served for many years.

  3. Latest from the Denver Post

    Meth addicts said former sheriff Pat Sullivan took care of them:

    Sullivan later told detectives he is on a meth drug task force and helps recovering addicts get clean, according to another report. He also said he worked for the state health department's drug treatment office.

    When police interviewed the three roommates, one of them said Sullivan has power of attorney for him. The 34-year-old man also said Sullivan cashes the man's Social Security checks, gives him cash from them, and takes the man shopping when needed.

    A spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said this afternoon there is no record of Sullivan working there, or of the department having a meth treatment program.

  4. Man bailed out by jailed Arapahoe County ex-sheriff later found dead

    Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan — facing charges in a drugs-for-sex case — was questioned earlier this year about the mysterious death of a man he had bailed out of jail weeks earlier.

    That revelation Thursday was the latest in the bizarre, widening case involving one of Colorado's most respected law officers.

    Also revealed Thursday was the arrest of a man suspected of supplying methamphetamine to Sullivan. Timothy P. Faase, 39, is being held on $25,000 bail on suspicion of possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

    Other details about the case also emerged Thursday, including news that a Nov. 17 traffic stop in Englewood netted methamphetamine — and a young man who told investigators he was "involved" with Sullivan.


    The man was 27-year-old Sean Moss, and court records show he was arrested Jan. 14 in Centennial on domestic-violence charges.

    On Jan. 26, his body was discovered in shallow water along the South Platte River.

    It could not be determined Thursday whether a cause of death had been established for Moss, and Sullivan has not been accused of wrongdoing in relation to the case.

  5. Update

    A former sheriff who was convicted in a meth-for-sex case has failed a screening test as part of his probation supervision. It was at least his second probation violation.

    Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan "provided a positive urine screen," according to court records in his case.

    Sullivan, 71, was sentenced in April of 2012 to 30 days in jail and placed on two years probation after pleading guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine and soliciting for prostitution, a misdemeanor. His probation had been scheduled to end next week.

    After failing the screen, Sullivan and his probation officer agreed to extend his probationary period for three months so he may "comply with the conditions of supervision ordered by the court," according to court documents.


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