Yesterday Jefferson County, and Coal Creek Canyon, lost one of our own. We have lost a neighbor, a good man, and a friend to the Coal Creek Canyon community.
Jefferson County sergeant killed in the line of duty
Jefferson County, CO. – Sheriff Ted Mink, and the 844 sworn and civilian employees of the Sheriff’s Office continue to mourn the tragic death of Sgt. David Baldwin. Sgt. Baldwin was a military veteran in the US Air Force as well as a highly decorated 27-year veteran of the agency.Sgt. Baldwin was killed in the line of duty on January 26, 2014 at 10:05 a.m., after being struck on his motorcycle by a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 93. Colorado State Patrol and the Critical Accident Response Team (CART) continue to investigate the specific circumstances surrounding the collision. All inquiries regarding the investigation should be directed to CSP.Sgt. Baldwin began his law enforcement career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1987. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1996, and worked varying assignments in the Detentions Division, Civil & Fugitive Unit, Bomb Squad, Patrol Division, and most recent assignment to the Traffic/Motorcycle Unit. Sgt. Baldwin’s passion for teaching was evident; serving as a firearms instructor, driving instructor, and instructor for the Basic and Advanced Law Enforcement Motorcycle School. Sgt. Baldwin’s selfless commitment to the agency was unparalleled, but he was so much more than that. He was a friend, mentor, active community partner, co-worker, husband and father.“It takes a special kind of person to take an oath to protect and serve their community, and to constantly place the safety of others above their own,” said Sheriff Ted Mink. “Dave will be remembered for his love of family, his duty to service, and his dedication to this community.”Funeral arrangements will be shared as soon as they are finalized.