Sheriff's office

Heather Brown

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 4

Special certifications: Working on post certification

Why do you do what you do? My daughter. I work every day for her. That way I can give her the life that she deserves.

What's something the community does not know about you? I'm claustrophobic, people don't know that about me. And, I was getting gray hair. I'm not old enough to get gray hair.


Delores Crow

Rank/position: Sergeant

Years of service: 18

Special certifications: Detention academy, administrative training, supervisor training

Why do you do what you do? I just enjoy working here. I've enjoyed working with the public and most of the time with inmates.

What's something the community does not know about you? I could make a living out of fishing. I love the outdoors, anything outdoors.

Larry Dalton

Rank/position: Coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management

Years of service: 19

Special certifications: Hazardous materials technician, highway emergency response specialist, 24-hour hazardous material chemistry, incident command

Why do you do what you do? Because it's something different trying to prepare for emergencies. If something happens you already have some idea of what you're going to do.

What's something the community does not know about you? I enjoy classical music.

Thomas 'Skip' Duncan

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 25

Special certifications: Pepper spray and pressure point training, cuffing technique instructor

Why do you do what you do? I like working with the public and solving problems.

Courtland Folks

Rank/position: Corporal

Years of service: 5

Special certifications: K-9 handler, field training o fficer

Why do you do what you do? I like to take a pro-active role in the community.

What's something the community does not know about you? I like power lifting and dog training. I help quite a few people in the area train dogs for hunting.

Christie Foxworthy

Rank/position: Detention Officer

Years of service: 4.5

Why do you do what you do? I love my job. I like the people I work with it's something that needs to be done.

What's something the community does not know about you? I can't say there's anything, my life's an open book.

Mark Galvan

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 3 months

Special certifications: Basic level 1, weapons of mass destruction training

Why do you do what you do? This is what I've wanted to do my whole life. I love it.

What's something the community does not know about you? They don't know anything about me. I just moved here from Colorado Springs. I found this opportunity and took it.

Buddy Grinstead

Rank/position: Sheriff

Years of service: 24

Special certifications: Numerous

Why do you do what you do? I wanted to get into law enforcement to help people out and to serve my community.

What is something the community doesn't know about you? Well some citizens of our community think they know everything about me all ready, even though they have never met me. But what they don't know is how committed I am to Moffat County. Not only am I the elected Sheriff, I am a volunteer baseball coach, I am retired from Craig Fire department after 12 years of service and I have been involved in many boards and organizations in Moffat County because I want to help. I encourage everyone to get involved with their community. Volunteer to help senior citizens, work with our youth, volunteer at the Boys and Girls club. There are so many things you can do to have a positive influence on our community.

Vickie Hays-Rayburn

Rank/position: Corporal

Years of service: 8

Special certifications: Detention officer academy, field training officer

Why do you do what you do? Because I feel like I can be a positive role model and hopefully change a life. I do my job well. I can be firm, fair and consistent.

What's something the community does not know about you? Here, (at the Moffat County Jail) they think I never shut up, but in my personal life I'm quite the introvert.

Dean Herndon

Rank/position: Lieutenant

Years of service: 17

Special certifications: Detention academy

Why do you do what you do? I like it. I'm a people person.

What's something the community does not know about you? Everything. I'm compassionate. I learned compassion through a previous job I had.

Mike Herring

Rank/position: Detention Officer

Years of service: 2.5

Special certifications: Ground tactics, gun qualifications

Why do you do what you do? As a child I wanted to be in law enforcement. In grade school I wrote about being a cop in a small town. The opportunity arose so I'm trying to work my way to being on patrol this way.

What's something the community does not know about you? That before I came here I was a garbage man.

Nancy Hettinger

Rank/position: Administrative assistant

Years of service: 27

Special certifications: Records class, civil class, Colorado Crime Information Center training, accounting classes

Why do you do what you do? I love my job. I love working with fellow employees.

What's something the community does not know about you? I have four kids and four grandkids.

Jerry Hoberg

Rank/position: Undersheriff

Years of service: 12

Special certifications: Leadership, administrative training

Why do you do what you do? I like the challenge. I like working with personnel and budget.

What's something the community does not know about you? I don't think people know about how hard I've worked to overcome a lot of disabilities.


Rick Holford

Rank/position: Sergeant

Years of service: 26

Special certifications: Management, leadership training

Why do you do what you do? It's something I've always wanted to do. I got into it and I really liked it. I like the people I work with. We work more closely with the police department than we used to. It's certainly not for the pay.

What's something the community does not know about you? My dog Mike goes everywhere with me. He's a border collie and Australian shepherd mix named after a dog I had as a kid. A former animal control officer, (Amy Anderson) convinced me to get him.

K.C. Hume

Rank/position: Sergeant

Years of service: 12

Special certifications: Certified crimes investigator, certified arson investigator, hostage crisis negotiator

Why do you do what you do? It provides an opportunity to for me to make a difference in someone's life.

What's something the community does not know about you? I have a very handsome son and I spend a lot of quality time with my family.

Tim Jantz

Rank/position: Sergeant

Years of service: 23

Special certifications: Firearms, swift water rescue, wild land firefighter coordinator, search and rescue training

Why do you do what you do? Because I love this job. It started with my dad being in law enforcement and getting killed. Most of family was born and raised here. This is home. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't help people.

What's something the community does not know about you? My ministry apart from my job. I'm a licensed minister and do biker ministry. I don't know if a lot of people know that.

Lynne Kraus

Rank/position: Records management

Years of service: 3

Special certifications: Bachelor's degree in humanities, from Bingham Young University

Why do you do what you do? Because I want to help the public.

What's something the community does not know about you? I just started showing Shetland sheepdogs. I've shown once in Eagle and my dog placed first in its class.

John Kurz

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 4.5

Special certifications: I formerly worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in maximum security facilities.

Why do you do what you do? It's definitely not the pay or recognition. It's the job itself.

What's something the community does not know about you? I have great kids and a great family. I have a very supportive wife.

Chandra Maneotis

Rank/position: Master Control Technician

Years of service: 6 months

Why do you do what you do? I like my co-workers. It's very interesting because you learn a lot. Applied for detention officer training it helps.

What's something the community does not know about you? People don't know that I'm shy, I guess.

Josh Martinez

Rank/position: Detention Officer

Years of service: 3

Special certifications: Emergency Medical Technician, state-certified in hazardous materials operations and Firefighter Intermediate

Why do you do what you do? I like to help the public. I just like to help people make their life better.

What's something the community does not know about you? I like to hunt and do outdoor stuff. When I have days off, that's what I do.

Brad McDermott

Rank/position: Detention Officer

Years of service: 5 months

Special certifications: Law enforcement academy, basic training

Why do you do what you do? I do it because I love to do this. It's something I enjoy.

What's something the community does not know about you? Probably that this job is the major point in my life right now. This is the thing that I enjoy the most.

Gary Nichols

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 23

Special certifications: Patrol, Sexual assault response team, animal protection officer

Why do you do what you do? I like the interaction with people. I like to visit people and help out any way I can. I like having the freedom to go out and do my job without a lot of supervision.

What's something the community does not know about you? I have a passion for archery. I like this wide open country.

Cindy Reynolds

Rank/position: Detention Officer

Years of service: 1 month

Special certifications: Worked at CAPS for 8 years and Horizons Specialized Services for 15 years

Why do you do what you do? I had a desk job at CAPS and I wanted to do something more active.

What's something the community does not know about you? Everybody probably knows everything. What you see is what you get.

Robert Schenck

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 1

Special certifications: I'm a former Army Special Operations

Why do you do what you do? I love my job and I like my partners.

What's something the community does not know about you? I really am a nice guy until I don't have to be.


Todd Smilanich

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 2

Special certifications: Post certification, Taser, Drug-trafficking certification, defense tactics

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy interacting with people. You see something different everyday.

What's something the community does not know about you? I enjoy playing sports. I don't think a lot of people know that.

Cathy Soron

Rank/position: Master Control Technician

Years of service: 6 months

Why do you do what you do? I do like my job. Keeping track of people, watching the deputies.

What's something the community does not know about you? I'm not shy, I'm a people person.

Debbie Taylor

Rank/position: Records assistant

Years of service: 1.5

Special certifications: Life experience

Why do you do what you do? To put my son through college so he doesn't come out with a lot of debt.

What's something the community does not know about you? Hopefully, where I live and what I look like when I get up in the morning. I try to be open with everybody. I don't try to hide things. I think honesty and openness are the best policy.

Ken Uecker

Rank/position: Sergeant

Years of service: 10

Special certifications: Detention academy, field training officer school, supervisor school

Why do you do what you do? I like it. What I do is challenging.

What's something the community does not know about you? I'm a part-time rancher. I run about 25 cow/calf pairs.


Todd Wheeler

Rank/position: Deputy

Years of service: 4

Special certifications: Taser instructor

Why do you do what you do? It's always something different. It's never the same. It's not like a factory job, it's spontaneous.

Ed Wilkinson

Rank/position: Reserve Deputy

Years of service: 30

Why do you do what you do? Two reasons. One is a paycheck and the other is because I'm required to do 16 hours a month to remain in law enforcement to maintain certification.

What's something the community does not know about

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