Sheriff: Vulgar e-mail sent by county employee

An e-mail that used an obscene term in criticizing Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis and the commissioners’ would-be pick for county administrator job was sent by a county employee, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department confirmed today.

An investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Department and the Information Technology Department determined the e-mail was sent by a county employee - not a Sheriff’s Department employee - on a Sheriff’s Department computer, according to a statement released by Sheriff Stan Hilkey. The employee was not identified.

“The matter has now been turned over to County Administration and Personnel for their determination as to a final outcome,” the statement said.

The e-mail, which was sent Wednesday to all county employees, referred to a Colorado State Parks report that Meis raised his elected position and his acquaintance with District Attorney Pete Hautzinger when Meis received a ticket in June for allowing his 14-year-old son to operate a watercraft at Highline Lake State Park. The e-mail concluded: “Resign—-hole.”

Read the full story in Saturday’s Daily Sentinel.



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