Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. was arrested in Colorado on Wednesday for allegedly trying to exchange methamphetamines for sex with a man. He was a widely respected law enforcement figure.
The former Republican sheriff is currently being held at the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, which was named in his honor.
He was also named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2001 and named to the National Commission on Crime Prevention and Control by President Bill Clinton in 1995.
Sullivan was caught on hidden camera offering methamphetamines to an informant. He reportedly hung out at a home for recovering meth addicts, and traded meth for sex with the young men.
Sullivan served as sheriff from 1984 to 2002.
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