Saying goodbye to New Castle Police Chief Chris Sadler |

Saying goodbye to New Castle Police Chief Chris Sadler

The American flag flies horizontally, thanks to strong winds on Saturday, March 29, in downtown New Castle in honor of the late New Castle Police Chief Chris Sadler.
C.J. Gredig/Contributed Photo |

Hundreds of people filled the Coal Ridge High School auditorium Saturday afternoon, March 29, to say goodbye to New Castle Police Chief Chris Sadler, who died unexpectedly on March 15 at Grand River Hospital in Rifle. He was 52.

Police officers, sheriff’s deputies and first responders from the surrounding areas attended the ceremony. Sadler was hired as a New Castle reserve officer in 1995. He later became a patrol officer and was the department’s chief for the last 12 years.

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