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Kirk M. Taylor

Kirk Taylor is a 1982 graduate of Rye High School.  He has been married to his wife Cassy, who is employed with School District 60 for 27 years and they have two children. Daughter Sarah graduated in 2009 from the prestigious Naval Academy located in Annapolis with a degree in Chemistry. Sarah is currently attending CSU-Pueblo in the nursing program. Son Travis was also in the United States Navy and stationed in Norfolk Virginia and is now an electrician apprentice in Colorado Springs.    

After graduation, Kirk joined the United States Navy where he served with the 2nd Marine division at Camp LeJuene, North Carolina until 1986. He spent three more years in the Naval Reserves before being honorably discharged in March 1989.  

Following his stint in the service, Kirk became a police officer with the Alamosa Police Department in August of 1987 where he served as a patrolman, a narcotics detective and as an acting supervisor until August of 1992. While residing in Alamosa, he also obtained an Associates of Arts Degree from Adams State College.  

Kirk and his family then moved back Rye in the summer of 1992 to ranch full time while completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern Colorado.  

In the fall of 1994, Kirk went to work for the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator. While working at the District Attorney’s Office, he went to the University of Colorado where he completed his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Law. During his tenure with the District Attorney’s Office, Kirk was also appointed as a special investigator in the 15th Judicial District as well as the 12th Judicial District.   

Kirk M. Taylor has been the sheriff in Pueblo County since 2007.  He has managed this growing office through a less than robust economy.  The sheriff has inspired employment opportunities for many in the county while instilling integrity in his office.  He is well known to build consensus with federal, state and local authorities to bring needed services and technology to Pueblo.  Since becoming sheriff millions of dollars have been directed to Pueblo, while his budget has remained less than the budget he had in 2009.  Being successful in managing through tough times is a hallmark of Sheriff Taylor, and he realizes he does not do it alone; he has 331 people that help him every day. 

A graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Session 237, Kirk has been very active in the community, is an Executive Board member with the Joint Terrorism Task Force with the FBI, he teaches at the Pueblo Community College Police Academy. He was appointed in 2009 to the Colorado POST Executive Board by Governor Ritter, assigned by the County Sheriff’s of Colorado to the legislative review committee and is appointed to the Cold Case Task Force from governor’s office. Kirk enjoys hunting, fishing and the great Colorado outdoors, he is active in his church and has coached Bantam League Football and still participates in 4-H activities. 


With that, I introduce to you Kirk M. Taylor – Pueblo County Sheriff



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