El Paso County sheriff to retire amid scandal

December 19, 2014
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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa plans to retire at the end of the year, two weeks before the end of his third term.

Maketa, who played a leading role in responding to fires in the Colorado Springs area last year, was accused of having affairs with three female subordinates, creating a hostile work environment and budget improprieties. He has apologized for what he called inappropriate behavior but had said he would not resign.

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