Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan, Jr., has been arrested and is being held on a $250,000 bond at the detention facility bearing his name, numerous media outlets reported tonight. Sullivan, a Republican, is accused of agreeing to trade methamphetamine for sex with a male acquaintance.
Former Sheriff Sullivan will appear in court Wednesday and will be charged with selling a controlled substance, a class 5 felony carrying a penalty of up to six years’ imprisonment.
During his distinguished law enforcement career, which began with the Littleton Police Department in 1962, Sullivan was generally regarded as upstanding, honorable, heroic, and trustworthy, according to most news reports. After the Columbine shootings, he took a prominent role in school security, including a stint as head of Cherry Creek schools’ security department. Sullivan was also nationally recognized as a cyberterrorism expert.
Source: Progressivecowgirl for Coloradopols.com.