Monday, September 19, 2022


 While poking fun at less than stellar police work in my last post, this was happening.

Weld County Sheriff's Office

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Weld County Sheriff’s Office seeking information about driver in fatal hit-and-run

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with information about a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash north of Greeley.

The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. between a white van and a motorcycle near the intersection of AA Street and Weld County Road 37. The driver ran from the scene as deputies were responding to the area.

Deputies, Colorado State Patrol troopers and officers from local agencies are actively searching for the driver of the van. He is described as a slightly heavy-set Latino man, in his 40s and standing about 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes as he ran into a nearby cornfield.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.

The victim was a 24 year old correction officer on her way to work. The accident occurred just a few blocks from her work.

 The driver who struck her fled but left behind a forged green card and social security card in the van. The authorities have his name. As of now, he remains at large. Surprise! Alcohol was involved.

 Funeral arrangements are pending with a call for donations to her family. I scratched a check payable to the Weld Country Sherriff Posse, Weld County Sherriff Department, 2110 O Street, Greeley, CO 80631.

 R.I.P. Deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz

UPDATE: As of midnight 9/20 a suspect is in custody


Old NFO said...

Damn... So sorry to hear that.

LL said...

It really is tragic.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

It sucks!

Sisty said...

The alleged driver is now in custody. Weld County is blessed that we don't lose that many officers. The last one was 11 yrs ago next month - line of duty death.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I remember that. Awhile later when the cruiser he was driving was being retired, a local well to do resident outbid everyone at the auction then gave the car to the officer's son. We have some good people in this county.

Sandy said...

Hope they're able to catch the person and lock him up. That's sad. There are many things about police that need fixed and I often feel like they get away with far too much; but this should not be happening. She was so young.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

He has been captured. When he was arrested, he was cuffed with her carry handcuffs.