Jefferson County, Colorado ? The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is saddened to announce the death of former Golden Police Chief and Jefferson County Sheriff Russ Cook. Sheriff's deputies responded to Mr. Cook's home after receiving a welfare check request from a family member. Cook had not been seen or heard from for several days. Upon entering the home deputies found Mr. Cook lying on the floor. There were no apparent signs of foul play.
The Jefferson County Coroner will be conducting an investigation to determine the cause, manner and time of Mr. Cook's death. No further information will be released until the completion of the investigation.