Corporal Jesus Ortiz
Corporal Ortiz moved to Lincoln County in 1999, where he attended Limon High School and graduated in 2001. He started working as a server at a local restaurant, where he met most of the local law enforcement officers. Corporal Ortiz began assisting the Limon Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as an interpreter for many years.
In 2004, he married a local Lincoln County resident and shortly thereafter he met former Sheriff Leroy Yowell and the current Sheriff Tom Nestor, and was recruited to apply for a position as a Detentions Deputy / 911 Operator. He began his career with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in June of 2005. Corporal Ortiz left in 2012 to pursue a different career in the Oil and Gas industry. But, his heart was still at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, so he returned in February 2014.
Corporal Ortiz was promoted as a supervisor due to his ability to maintain calm under pressure and because of his high standards of professionalism.