UPDATE - January 16, 2019

On January 14, 2019, LCSO investigators presented this case to the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office and the following charges against Bret Alan Hanson were accepted:

Prohibited Use of Weapons (Class 2 Misdemeanor)
Failure to Leave Premises Upon Request of a Peace Officer (Class 3 Misdemeanor)

In accordance with LCSO policy, all incidents involving use of force are reviewed internally.  District Attorney Cliff Riedel also reviewed the incident and his opinion is available HERE.

The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.


January 8, 2019

On January 8, 2019, at about 6:00 p.m., Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of West County Road 4 and County Road 23E west of Berthoud to reports of a man yelling and cursing in front of a home.  When deputies arrived, they encountered a man they believed was armed with a weapon and a deputy fired his weapon at the man.  The man was not hit and barricaded himself inside the home.

At approximately 7:12 p.m., the man exited the home and was taken into custody.  He was identified as Bret Alan Hanson (12/09/1972) of Berthoud and transported to the Larimer County Jail without further incident.  Criminal allegations are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

West County Road 4 was closed between County Road 23E and Green Ridge Road for about one and a half hours.  An Everbridge emergency notification was sent to 45 contacts (not individual homes) in the area alerting them to the law enforcement activity in the area.

Published on: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:06pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

I Want To

Larimer County, Colorado

200 W. Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Map of Facilities

Connect with Us

Larimer County on Facebook Larimer County on Twitter Larimer County on YouTube Larimer County on LinkedIn Instagram Email subscription
Transparency | Accessibility | Security
Legal Disclaimers
Website Feedback Website Feedback
Flag Status:   US FlagFullColorado FlagFull
Top of Page