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Currently, Jim Beicker is the Sheriff of Fremont County. There are 82 employees in the sheriff’s department. They work to provide services to the community, including maintenance of the detention facility, transportation for inmates (to and from court dates), security in the courtroom, answering out-of-county warrants, investigation of crime in unincorporated areas, patrol, service of process, and serving on the task force that interacts across jurisdictions.
Fremont County is one of the original Colorado counties. It was formed in 1861, one year after its county seat of Canon City was founded. Fremont County is named after the famed explorer and presidential candidate John C. Fremont (who mapped the area with his scout, Kit Carson). The area comprising Fremont County was first claimed by the Spanish, and the territory north of he Arkansas River was acquired by the US in the Louisiana Purchase from France. Mexico laid claim to the area south of the river with her independence from Spain, and the Republic of Texas then laid claim to the same area. The entire area was annexed by the US after the Mexican-American War in 1845. Of course, long before any of the aforementioned visited the area it was frequented by the Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Blackfoot, and Comanche Native Americans. Canon City was organized in 1860 by the Canon City Claim Club with the intention of developing coal, iron, gypsum, marble, and granite in the area. With the arrival of the US Civil War, and a failure to find any gold, the population of Canon City fell precipitously. By some accounts the population fell from nearly a thousand to twenty five people. The first Territorial Prison was founded in Canon City in 1871 and to this day the prison system remains a primary driver in the economy of Fremont County. While the administrative offices of the Colorado Department of Corrections are located in Colorado Springs, while the Colorado State Penitentiary itself is still located in Canon City. Fremont County is also home to 14 other correctional facilities and the ADX Supermax at Florence, the only Supermax Prison in the Federal Department of Corrections. The prison system in addition to driving the economy also gives Fremont County the unique distinction of being the US county with the highest proportion of residents being incarcerated, currently 20%. Today, Fremont County is an excellent place to hike, bike, or ride horseback. Also, rafting is popular in the area, due to the Arkansas River. The famous Royal Gorge is also included in its borders, offering a beautiful view of one of the deepest gorges in Colorado. Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas,” it is considered a world wonder, due to its rare red granite formations.