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MAJOR CASE SQUAD ACTIVATED TO INVESTIGATE STABBING DEATH

The Major Case Squad was activated to investigate a stabbing that resulted in a man’s death at a residence northeast of the Cuivre River State Park in Lincoln County. On Sunday, January 17, 2021, in the late afternoon, Lincoln County … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Introduces The “Second Chance Choir”

When Sheriff John Cottle tasked his Jail Commander, Captain Dave Curtis, to modernize and improve the county jail he did just that!  Earlier this year, Captain Curtis implemented an Inmate Garden giving inmates an opportunity to learn new skills and … Continue reading

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Sheriff Cottle Teams Up With DEA For Prescription Drug Take Back Program

Lincoln County residents will have an opportunity to discard unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs from medicine cabinets by dropping them off at the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff John Cottle teamed up with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Man Charged With Statutory Sodomy

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a possible sexual assault after receiving a call from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital they were treating a girl less than 10 years old for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Investigators learned the victim had contact with … Continue reading

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Troy Man Charged For Stealing Car

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Chappell Hill Drive, in Troy, reference suspicious activity.  During the deputy’s neighborhood investigative patrol, he noticed around 30 vehicle were tampered with throughout the neighborhood. A short time later, the … Continue reading

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Reporting Of Lincoln County Sexual Offenses

One of the most asked about questions for Sheriff John Cottle is why all the sudden the large number of sexual offenses being reported in Lincoln County. Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office conducted an analysis of the sexual crimes … Continue reading

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Silex Man Charged With Statutory Sodomy

Joshua Lawrence Westfall, 34, of Silex, was charged today for Felony Statutory Sodomy of a female child. According to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives, the child initially refused the demand to perform oral sex and was told by Westfall, “she … Continue reading

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WISH Couple Continues Service To The Sheriff’s Office

For Larry and Arlene Connell volunteering over seven-years of service at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has flown by. In 2006, Sheriff Torres pitched the Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WHIS) program as an avenue to give back to their community. … Continue reading

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Sheriff Expanding The W.I.S.H. Program

In 2006, Lincoln County Sheriff Dan Torres started the Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WISH) program as a way to incorporate the skills and expertise of senior citizens into the Sheriff’s Office. The WISH program gives seniors a greater insight into … Continue reading

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Java With John

Lincoln County Sheriff John Cottle will be available to the public to discuss any concerns they are experiencing in their area of the county. In an informal setting, citizens can ask the Sheriff questions relating to various topics including crime, … Continue reading

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It is my pleasure to present the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Five-Year Strategic Plan. Its purpose is to help the organization do a better job and get everyone working together to achieve our goals. This plan will serve as a roadmap for moving from where we are today to where we would like to be in the future. It will help keep the organization on track, and responsive to change while remaining faithful to its mission, vision, and core values.

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Lincoln County Sheriff Five Year Plan