Sheriff Maketa, please resign or take an unpaid leave of absence as Sheriff while you are under investigation.
  • Petitioning El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

Sheriff Maketa, please resign or take an unpaid leave of absence as Sheriff while you are under investigation.

    1. Lorena Drapeau
    2. Petition by

      Lorena Drapeau

      Colorado Springs, CO

       We, the citizens of El Paso County, Colorado are asking for the immediate resignation of Sheriff Terry Maketa following multiple accusations of abusive treatment of employees, misuse of tax dollars, inappropriate relations with subordinates, discrimination and creating a hostile workplace among others.
      El Paso County has suffered two large fires and multiple incidents of flooding over the last three years, we are heading into another fire season with flooding already a risk. We need a Sheriff's office that is cohesive and focused.
     While we believe in due process, it is irresponsible for Sheriff Maketa to stay in office while this investigation is being conducted since his presence may compromise the ability of staff to do their jobs efficiently. By not resigning, or at least taking an unpaid leave of absence, Sheriff Maketa is putting the very consituents he has sworn to protect at risk.
      Sheriff Maketa, we are asking, respectfully, that you resign for the sake and safety of the Sheriff's Office, the citizens and the visitors of El Paso County.

To:
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa
Sheriff Maketa, resign or take an unpaid leave of absence as Sheriff while you are under investigation.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Gracie Davis MONUMENT, CO
      • 4 months ago

      Because integrity is especially important for an elected official. Even the appearance of impropriety should be investigated. As there has been a lot of "discovery" shared around the relationships Sheriff Maketa was having with members of his staff, this is inappropriate and not the behavior I would expect of someone in his position. What is especially troubling is the allegations about his relationship with his finance person. This is definitely a conflict of interest and based on all these points, considered, I believe a resignation is the right thing to do.

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    • Lois Martinez COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 5 months ago

      it is important to me for the sheriff and his lady friends resign

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      • 5 months ago

      You violated your oath of office, and you should resign.

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    • Mary Tatum MANITOU SPRINGS, CO
      • 5 months ago

      This situation is an embarrassment to the county and a distraction to the department as they work to keep El Paso County safe. Do the dignified thing and resign.

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      • 5 months ago

      Trust. Integrity. Responsibility. City reputation.

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