George Epp has lived in Boulder since 1951. He began working in the Sheriff’s Office in 1972, and was sheriff of Boulder County from 1990 to 2003. In this interview he talks about changes in the department, including changes in the communication structure and training programs and the implementation of jail reforms, then focuses on his experiences as sheriff during many of the Boulder County wildland fires in the last quarter of the twentieth century, including the Gold Hill Fire in the 1970s, the Comforter Mountain Fire in 1976, the Beaver Lake Fire in 1988, and the Black Tiger Fire in 1989.
This interview is one of a series about wildland fire in Boulder County.
View DVD, time-indexed transcript, and supplementary material at Carnegie Branch Library.