Officer of the Month – March 2020

Deputy Sheriff Colby Sander – Dewey County, OK Sheriff’s Office

Dewey County is a rural county in far western Oklahoma. It’s main economic base is farming and there are miles of rural roads and several state highways within the 1,008 square miles of Dewey County.

Colby Sander began his career in law enforcement with the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 as a Detention Officer while also attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford OK.

Colby received his degree and law enforcement certification upon graduation in 2017 and was transferred to law enforcement duties in 2017.

Deputy Sander has dedicated much of his patrol time every shift to the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers. He has made it his mission to protect the citizens of his county by working tirelessly to locate and arrest those who choose to drive while impaired.

Colby has excelled in this endeavor and was responsible for 70% of the impaired driving arrests made by the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office 2019.

When asked why it was so important to him, Colby replied that every DUI arrest he makes protects the innocent lives of everyone else on the road and knowing that he is saving lives by removing impaired drivers from behind the wheel, is the driving force behind his determination to make driving as safe as possible in Dewey County.

Colby and his wife Jordan live in Seiling OK, where he also farms and operates a cattle ranch when he is off-duty. And that’s part of it too, if he makes it safe for others, he makes it safe for he and his family when they drive on the roads of Dewey County also.

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