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MCSO pays $158K in case

Former deputy challenged 2013 termination
McEachern work history

Patricia McEachern was convicted of careless driving that resulted in a death about seven years before joining the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, according to her personnel file.
Court records obtained from the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office revealed that McEachern worked for 13 months as a police officer in Northglenn, Colo., until August 2003, when she reportedly was fired. She joined the sheriff’s office in 2011.
McEachern was on duty in Northglenn and responding to a call when she struck a motorist, killing the driver, according to the records. She was convicted in February 2004 and sentenced to a year of probation and community service.
She then worked with the Adams County coroner, a Denver police supply company, a Front Range investigator and as a reserve officer for the Morrison Police Department.
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