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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - A passionate group of people who are unhappy with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office made it known with a protest.

Several people gathered at the intersection in front of the Sheriff's Office.

The protesters are demanding a recall of Sheriff James Beiker, and an investigation into conduct by the sheriff's office.

Dolores Hiltz was one of the people present at the protest. Her daughter, Candace Hiltz was murdered back in 2006.

In January this year, evidence from the case was found in a storage locker belonging to a Fremont County sheriff's deputy.

For Dolores, she says her daughters case is just one example of misconduct, and she says the sheriff allowed it.

The protesters also say they are working on a recall petition, and were collecting signatures at the demonstration.

Our reporter reached out to the sheriff's office for further comment, but did not hear back.

KRDO did receive an email that was sent from the sheriff to his staff about the incident: 

"It’s been advertised that on Saturday, April 15th at 10:00 am there will be a group of individuals in the immediate area to protest the Sheriff. If this event should occur, I would like to remind and request that members of the Sheriff’s Office conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism. Please don’t engage in argumentative conversation or debate. If you plan on attending this demonstration you must be off duty! Please don’t allow the demonstration in restricted areas of the Sheriff’s facility. The parking lot is not a restricted area. If there’s interference with our operations please notify me immediately. If they are a traffic hazard or creating traffic concerns I would like a patrol supervisor to ask CCPD for their assistance, I would prefer no engagement by Sheriff’s Office staff.  Please remember these folks are exercising a constitutional privilege."


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