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Colo. Sgt. Killed on Motorcycle in Head-on Collision

January 28, 2014  | 

Sgt. David Baldwin, left, died Sunday while on motorcycle patrol. Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. David Baldwin, left, died Sunday while on motorcycle patrol. Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office.

A motorcycle officer with the Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office was killed while on patrol Sunday at 10:05 a.m., after being struck by car that crossed double yellow lines to illegally pass on Hwy. 93. Sgt. David Baldwin was a military veteran in the U.S. Air Force as well as a highly decorated 27-year veteran of the agency, according to a statement from the sheriff's department.

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.

"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."

Comments (6)

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Ken Herbert @ 1/28/2014 5:18 PM

What a shame. My prayers to the family. Rest in peace brother. Thats why we have traffic enforcement in this country, to protect the innocent from "I got my head up my butt drivers".

Neil @ 1/28/2014 5:52 PM

My condolences to Sgt. Baldwin's family and co-workers. From one motor officer to another; RIP!!

Js @ 1/28/2014 6:20 PM

GOD bless this hero and his thoughts and prayers to his family and fellow Officers.

TheRookie @ 1/28/2014 6:38 PM

It's extremely sad to hear this. I'm retired out of the Denver-Metro Area. With the size of this agency with al others combined it's a lot of L.E.O's. I started my career in the same year & have friends who knew & worked with Sarge. R.I.P. my brother as you have sacrificed the greatest, and gave to the community you so loved & protected. May your Family Members & Agency Family Members find some peace knowing that you were one hell of a man. Stay safe out there Brothers & Sisters. May God be with you all.

Cpl. Yale Houghton ChCS @ 1/29/2014 7:26 AM

Godspeed Brother Baldwin, I stopped someone doing this vary same thing yesterday, at an intersection no less.... The driver was like, "I didn't know I couldn't do that" I told him from day 1 in Driver's Ed we are told you can't cross over Dbl Yellow lines. He also had expired tags and no proof of ins. what a POS. I know it won't help, but those citations are for you sarge. Prayers and condolences to your family. :-(

S.S. @ 1/30/2014 5:16 AM

R.I.P. Sarge. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your brothers and sisters in blue.

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