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Dave Philipps

Investigative Reporter

  • Gazette exclusive: Sheriff Maketa changes his mind, gives up award

    Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa decided Tuesday not to accept an award he effectively gave to himself and instead, one of the deputies originally nominated will receive it, Sheriff's Office sources said. Ed Kafel, a longtime training deputy who has repeatedly been recognized as a...

  • Leaders felt 'pressured' to give award to Sheriff Terry Maketa

    Updated: Sat, May 10, 2014

    Every year, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office nominates one of its own for the One Hundred Club, a prestigious recognition for first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty. This year, the chain of command recommended a few hard-working deputies who showed innovation...

  • As success stories of kids fighting seizures with cannabis oil mount, legal landscape is changing

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    The Swann family moved from Alabama to Colorado last fall to try save their daughter's life with marijuana. It appears to have worked. And in the process, the Swanns and others like them have changed laws across the country so more children can have the same chance. Fourteen-year-old...

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