Campbells retire after two decades working for Grand County
Ryan Summerlin August 13, 2013
That “everyday is Saturday” is what Grand County Undersheriff Jim Campbell and his wife Sherry have been anticipating as they begin their retirement.
Jim Campbell has worked 20 years with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and 42 years in law enforcement in Colorado. He will be retiring the position of undersheriff on Friday, Aug. 9, alongside Sherry Campbell, who has spent the past 19 years working in the Grand County Assessor’s Office.
The pair plan to “go with the flow” and spend some quality time with their three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren following their retirement. They have two daughters, Dianna, who lives in Hot Sulphur Springs, and Annette, who resides in Thorton.
Campbell said he is looking forward to visiting his son Chris, in North Carolina, who with is wife is involved with the Navel Hospital there. His son is a Hospital Corpsman for a marine expeditionary force, and will be leaving to support the expeditionary force soon.
Jim Campbell served two tours in the Navy in Vietnam before enrolling in the criminal justice program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He joined the Westminster Police Department in 1971 after he received his bachelor’s degree. He then took a job as a special agent for the Union Pacific Railroad following his time with the Westminster Police.
After 13 years working for the railroad, the railroad downsized, which opened the door to begin work for the Grand County Sheriff’s Department in 1993.
“I have been with the Sheriff’s Department for 20 years and I will be taking away a lot of good memories and will miss a lot of good friends,” Campbell said.
Sherry Campbell will also be leaving a lot of good friends who she has come to know through working in the Assessor’s Office, where she handles personal property.
The two have not decided if they will be leaving Grand County in the future but are keeping all doors wide open as they begin to enjoy their endless Saturdays.
Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334