Joe DeAngelo turns down Routt County undersheriff job



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Joe DeAngelo

— Joe DeAngelo, the former investigator for the 14th Judicial District, has declined Routt County Sheriff-elect Garrett Wiggins’ offer to be undersheriff.

“The decision was the most difficult in my 22-year law enforcement career,” DeAngelo said in an e-mail. “Mr. Wiggins is the most honorable man I have ever met, and the citizens of Routt County are very fortunate to have such a fine man serve as their sheriff.”

DeAngelo recently took an investigator job for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, a position he has called a “dream job.”

On Wednesday evening, Wiggins said he had several other qualified applicants to choose from. He said he expected to make his next choice for undersheriff in a week.


Wayne Eller 6 years, 4 months ago

JOSEPH DeANGELO has done us some tremendous favors. 1- He left Routt County, 2- He accepted a DREAM JOB withthe AG, 3- He kept his dream job and spared us the NIGHTMARE of him coming back. For once, and sincerly, THANKS JOE!!!


Kristopher Hammond 6 years, 4 months ago

The Sheriff is an administrator, not a cop busting down doors. Wiggins does have administrative experience, commanding GRAMNET's plummet into ACET with half his underlings committing crimes on his watch. I would say he needs a little help in the administrative department, and hiring another cop like Joe D was not a step in the right direction. Hire a good administrator Garrett, not another door kicker!


Tommie Belz 6 years, 4 months ago

@ justice, It's apparent you are man scorned. Lick your wounds, swallow your pride, and GET A LIFE!


tcb 6 years, 4 months ago

you have to admit that it looks like wiggins failed to do some planning ahead. he's starting to look silly.


tcb 6 years, 4 months ago

Wow. Ouch. Gee, That hurts. Whatever. What i'm saying is that wiggins boasted about his passion for the job and how he's wanted to be sheriff for years. So passionate that he can't plan ahead? So passionate that he had no idea who he might want to have as an undersheriff? Glad he's out there with OJ Simpson "continuing the search".


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