EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has issued a response to Commissioner Peggy Littleton's call for Sheriff Terry Maketa to resign.

The statement makes it clear that Maketa has no intention of stepping down.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE STATEMENT:

Many inquiries have been made to the Sheriff's Office asking for public comment from Sheriff Terry Maketa concerning statements made by one of the County Commissioners at this morning's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting.

As each of you know, there is pending litigation and there are ongoing investigations involving El Paso County, the Sheriff's Office and individual deputies.

Sheriff Terry Maketa will not be commenting on the litigation, the allegations or the investigations. Sheriff Maketa is committed to a fair and impartial investigation based on facts and law and asks all responsible parties to respect the legal process.

Sheriff Maketa was duly elected by the citizens of El Paso County and has seven months remaining in his term. His intention is to complete the term to which he has been elected.

All members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, both sworn and civilian are committed to serving and protecting the citizens of this county. All will continue to perform their duties and serve with the utmost professionalism and level of care the citizens of El Paso County deserve.