Threat against Tri-County Health Department leads to increased police patrols

Scott Taylor
staylor@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 5/6/20

An apparent threat against the Tri-County Board of Health has led to increased police patrols at the organization's Greenwood Village office. According to a report filed with Greenwood Village …

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Threat against Tri-County Health Department leads to increased police patrols

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An apparent threat against the Tri-County Board of Health has led to increased police patrols at the organization's Greenwood Village office.

According to a report filed with Greenwood Village Police, Tri-County Executive Assistant Ronnae Brockman received an email at 4:08 p.m. May 5 that called for the end of "the lockdown."

“I know you're the receptionist and not responsible for these edicts... but tell the 9 petty tyrants who want to keep locking most of Colorado down to (expletive) off,” the email read. “'We the people' are DONE with this (expletive), and you are about to start a hot-shooting, no (expletive) civil war. END THE LOCKDOWN. NOW. Or face severe consequences.”

A report obtained from the police department included a name and email address for the suspected sender of the email, but Colorado Community Media is declining to publish that information because no charges are being pursued.

The police report was filed by Sheldon Irons, Tri-County Health's security assistant, per the group's policy, and police said they have created extra patrols in the area.

The Tri-County Board of Health met via a Zoom internet conference May 6 to discuss ending the stay-at-home order. Executive Director John Douglas said Tri-County Health will end the order at the end of May 8.

A statewide COVID-19 stay-at-home order was lifted April 27, and shortly after, many businesses that had been deemed nonessential were allowed to reopen, with certain restrictions. The state had been under stay-at-home orders since late March, with public gatherings and nonessential businesses closed.

Tri-County Health and officials from Adams and Arapahoe counties opted to extend that order through May 8, allowing the next phase — called safer-at-home — to begin May 9.

Members of the board of health mentioned the threats during their May 6 Zoom conference but did not provide details.

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