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Kirk Taylor is a 1982 graduate of Rye High School. He has been married to his wife Cassy, a teacher with School District 60 for 24 years and has two children. 21 one year old Sarah graduated in 2009 from the prestigious Naval Academy located in Annapolis with a degree in Chemistry. Sarah is currently stationed in Hawaii. Son Travis is also in the United States Navy and stationed in Norfolk Virginia.
After graduation, Kirk joined the United States Navy where he served with the 2nd Marine division at Camp LeJuene, North Carolina until 1986. He spent three more years in the Naval Reserves before being honorably discharged in March 1989.
Following his stint in the service, Kirk became a police officer with the Alamosa Police Department in August of 1987 where he served as a patrolman, a narcotics detective and as an acting supervisor until August of 1992. While residing in Alamosa, he also obtained an Associates of Arts Degree from Adams State College.
Kirk and his family then moved back Rye in the summer of 1992 to ranch full time while completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern Colorado.
In the fall of 1994, Kirk went to work for the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator. While working at the District Attorney’s Office, he went to the University of Colorado where he completed his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Law. During his tenure with the District Attorney’s Office, Kirk was also appointed as a special investigator in the 15th Judicial District as well as the 12th Judicial District.
In January 2007, Kirk M. Taylor was sworn in as sheriff of Pueblo County, and most recently announced his campaign for re-election for a second term as Pueblo County Sheriff.
A graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Session 237, Kirk has been very active in the community, is an Executive Board member with the Joint Terrorism Task Force with the FBI, he teaches at the Pueblo Community College Police Academy. He was appointed in 2009 to the Colorado POST Executive Board by Governor Ritter, assigned by the County Sheriff’s of Colorado to the legislative review committee and is appointed to the Cold Case Task Force from governor’s office. Kirk enjoys hunting, fishing and the great Colorado outdoors, he is active in his church and has coached Bantam League Football and still participates in 4-H activities.