- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa plans to retire at the end of the year, two weeks before the end of his third term.

Maketa, who played a leading role in responding to fires in the Colorado Springs area last year, was accused of having affairs with three female subordinates, creating a hostile work environment and budget improprieties. He has apologized for what he called inappropriate behavior but had said he would not resign.

Department spokesman Greg White tells The Gazette (https://bit.ly/13iauQB ) that Maketa submitted the retirement paperwork Thursday but did not give a reason for cutting his term short.

Maketa’s retirement comes after 27 years with the sheriff’s department, 12 of those as its leader.

Criminal and financial investigations into his behavior are ongoing.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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