Deputy and Citizen Recognized for Actions

Published on March 26, 2021

CDOT Award

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office recently recognized one of its deputies, a citizen and a host of peace officers from partner agencies throughout northern Colorado for their efforts in capturing Trevor Daniel George, a suspect in a homicide in October outside of Windsor.

Deputy Jared Patterson received the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Medal of Valor for his “exceptional bravery and courage at imminent risk of serious bodily injury by going above and beyond the call of duty.” Patterson used his patrol vehicle to pin George’s vehicle against a curb at a Fort Collins gas station, preventing him from fleeing the area in a stolen Dodge Hellcat Charger.

Colorado Department of Transportation employee Kevin Piper received the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Certificate of Merit for “exemplifying excellence of civic responsibility and unselfish devotion to his fellow man and the community.” Piper is the one who recognized George and the stolen Hellcat at the gas station and reported it to 911. The call led to George’s arrest.

Forty-four peace officers from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Larimer County Selective Enforcement Team, Fort Collins Police Criminal Impact Team, Loveland Police Department Street Crimes Unit and the Colorado State Patrol received the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Letter of Commendation for their collective efforts and inter-agency teamwork that led to George’s capture.

The case stems from 1:06 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020, when Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a homicide in the 7900 block of Weld County Road 62, just outside of Windsor. After arriving at the scene, deputies encountered a man who had been shot and killed, a 6-year-old girl who had nearly been strangled to death and four women who had been threatened with a gun.

Investigators quickly identified George as the suspect and developed information that he had fled the area in a stolen Hellcat. George was arrested just 10 1/2 hours later, which is an unprecedented amount of time in homicide investigations involving strangers.

For more information about this case, check out one of our earlier posts about this investigation: