Future Training Center Named After Fallen Deputy
Published on November 23, 2020
A Sheriff’s Deputy’s legacy was solidified today after the Weld County Board of Commissioners proclaimed they would name a new training center after fallen Weld County Deputy Sam Brownlee. The training center is the first Weld County Government building to be named after a person.
“Thank you to Sheriff Reams and the deputies present for coming today,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman. “It is truly an honor to Sam to have this training center be in his name.”
Ten years ago, on November 23, 2010, Deputy Sam Brownlee lost his life at the hands of a domestic violence suspect. According to the proclamation read by the board, Brownlee’s legacy has been one of change and improvement that continually betters the services provided by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. One of these improvements is the future law enforcement training center where up-and-coming Sheriff’s Deputies will receive training.
The facility, which will be located at 58676 County Road 23 in Carr, will undergo construction in two phases. The first phase will include construction of a shooting range along with an 8,000 square foot support building consisting of classrooms, offices, a gun cleaning area, a garage and break areas. When fully built, the shooting areas will consist of 25-yard, 50-yard, 100-yard and 300-yard ranges. During the second phase, a K-9 training area, fitness training course and a second 8,000 square foot building allowing for various indoor tactics training will be constructed. In addition, a driving course will be created that can double as a CDL testing site for the Department of Public Works.
By the spring of 2022, the Sam Brownlee Training Center is anticipated to be fully operational.
For more information about the Sheriff’s Office, visit https://www.weldsheriff.com/.