Colorado Springs, CO
Officer Nicholas Hamaker was on-duty and driving a marked CSPD police cruiser on July 26, 2022 when he was hit head-on by Mr. Cole Sherod, who was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the incident. Mr. Sherod was on parole for another felony at the time, had additional felony cases in process, and had already been serving 2 years in ComCor for a prior felony conviction. He has a drug and vehicular history dating back to 2014 and has violated every parole and probation condition imposed.
The Executive Board of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, on behalf of Officer Hamaker, is requesting that Mr. Sherod be remanded to the Department of Corrections to serve his proposed 6-year prison term, and that the option of serving time in the El Paso County ComCor program be denied.
It took what will likely be a career-ending injury to Officer Hamaker to bring Mr. Sherod’s history to the forefront. It is incumbent upon the judicial system to do its part in ensuring this defendant does not injure another Colorado Springs citizen or cause loss of life.