UFOlogy OUTRAGE AS RESERVE DEPUTY TERMINATED FOR INVESTIGATING UFOs,
NIMAL MUTILATIONS and THE PARANORMAL ON HIS OWN TIME! –
Open Minds TV, Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:04 p.m, PST
EL PASO COUNTY, CO – On February 11, 2011 two deputies went to the
home of Chuck Zukowski to relieve him of his badge, gun and ID, handing
him a termination letter ending his 8-year stint as a reserve sheriff's
deputy in El Paso County, Colorado.
The letter begins, "The termination is a result of you conducting
paranormal and unidentified flying object investigations into animal
Zukowski has been conducting paranormal investigations for decades, many
of which are documented on his Web site,
He is also a family man and successful microchip engineer. However, for
the last eight years he has put aside time to help out the El Paso
County Sherriff's Department as a volunteer reserve deputy.
Lately Zukowski's paranormal investigations have been getting more
press. He lectures all over the country on Roswell and conducts ghost
investigations, but the sheriff department's point of contention came
with a string of mysterious cattle/horse mutilations in Colorado that
According to the sheriff department Zukowski publicly contradicted and
was critical of their findings in relation to a horse mutilation in Rush
Colorado in August of 2010. In an article by TheHorse.com regarding the
Rush mutilations, it stated that the horse's owner and Zukowski
disagreed with the sheriff department's conclusion that the death was
due to "animal activity."
Furthermore, Zukowski's website pointed out that deputies are not
trained for these sorts of investigations. He says he offered to conduct
training, but was turned down.
The sheriff department's termination letter also stated, "Although you
have claimed not to have represented yourself as a Sheriff's Office
Reserve Deputy, the media reports allude to you as 'volunteer El Paso
County Sheriff's Department deputy.'"
Zukowski says he has never told the press his credentials as a reserve
deputy, and he is not responsible for their inclusion of that fact.
In a recent story by News First 5, they looked into what provision of
the county's rules of conduct Zukowski may have violated. They say that
they "discovered one provision that limits employees from criticizing
the sheriff's office. However, the rule doesn't extend to off-duty,
Zukowski wonders, "Is having a volunteer deputy sheriff running
UFO/Paranormal investigations on his personal time considered an eye
sore to the Sheriff's department? So much so, that they want him out of
More on the details regarding Zukowski's dismissal can be found at his
Office: 1-480 302-2130