Christopher Johnson Sadler |

Christopher Johnson Sadler

Christopher Johnson Sadler, Chief of Police of the Town of New Castle, unexpectedly died Saturday, March 15 at Grand River Hospital. He was 52.

Chris Sadler was born in Baltimore, Maryland on April 5, 1961 to Lorraine and William Sadler. Christopher moved to Redstone, Colorado in 1973. He was a graduate of Roaring Fork High School in 1978. He was also honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.

Chris worked for Aspen Highlands for ten years where he met his wife, Marina. Chris and Marina were married on July 8, 1989 and were married for almost 25 years.

His hobbies and interests included art, woodworking, motorcycles, camping and hiking. He also was a graduate of Motorcycle Repair School.

Chris then decided to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He attended the Police Academy where he was given the “Top Stun” award upon graduating. In 1995, he was hired at the New Castle Police Department as a Reserve Officer. He was then promoted to a Patrol Officer where he worked in total for almost 19 years; 12 years of which were as the Chief of Police.

Chris is survived by his wife, Marina Sadler; son and daughter-in-law, Jacob and Reba Sadler; mother, Lorraine Sadler; cousin Dale Pritchett and family; stepmother and stepbrother, Jerre and Biven Sadler of Dallas, Texas; and brother, Les Sadler.

The Chris Sadler Memorial Trust Fund has been set up at the New Castle Alpine Bank. People wishing to donate should contact Alpine Bank directly and the staff will assist with the donation.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Coal Ridge High School, located at 35947 Hwy 6, New Castle, CO.

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