Sheriff Derek Navarette

Undersheriff Reynaldo Santistevan

Captain Rick Mangino

Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office     

2309 East Main Street Trinidad, CO 81082

Phone: 719-846-2211

Fax 719-846-0171



  The Las Animas County Sheriff Office, in conjunction with Main Street Auto and Tire and Shield 616 are seeking donations to raise funds to provide each deputy with a Plate carrier Vest with Sheriff Patches, front and Back NIJ Level III rifle rated armor plates, a MICH Ballistic Helmet and upgraded harness (meets NLI Level III and IIIA and US MIL STD 662F standards) and a Police Trauma Kit


In 2017 there were 29 active shooter incidents in the United States. According to the FBI’s Analysis of 160 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, suicide and gunfire exchange with law enforcement end 70% of the events. In 2017, 46 law enforcement officers gave the ultimate sacrifice due to gun shots, 55% of whom were wearing body armor. 


The cost to equip each deputy with this vital lifesaving equipment is $1500.00 per Deputy.  This is equipment that the Las Animas County Sheriff Office does not have the funds for.  Our goal is to raise $18,000.00 to purchase this vital, lifesaving equipment.


The equipment will be issued to each deputy to be utilized during critical incidents, active shooter incidents and any other incident that requires deputies to utilize this type of essential gear. You may go to Main Street Auto and Tire located at 705 E Main St in Trinidad, Colorado to view this equipment


This donation is tax deductible


We ask for your assistance by making a monetary donation in the amount of your choice to SHIELD616, c/o New Horizons Foundation, 5550 Tech Center Drive, Suite 303, Colorado Springs, CO 80915. Please include your email address with the donation and indicate that you want the funds to go to Las Animas County Sheriff Office.


SHIELD616 will, in turn, purchase and provide the equipment to the Las Animas County Sheriff Office.


Thank you for your time and consideration with this vital project




Derek Navarette, Sheriff, the staff of the Las Animas County Sheriff Office and Main Street Auto and Tire



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