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Name Potter, Dennis L.
Born 1949
Birthplace Denver, Colorado
Places of residence Denver, Colorado
Fairmount, Jefferson, Colorado
Golden, Jefferson, Colorado
Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado
Morrison, Jefferson Colorady
Titles & honors Captain, Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff's Department
Father Maurice Lee Potter
Mother Patricial Rae Siefreid
Nationality American
Education B.A. English, Colorado State University
M.A. Military Studies, American Military University, Manassas, VA
Occupation 1971-2004 Deputy Sheriff Jefferson County, Colorado
2005-Present Affiliate Professor of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Role Historian
Spouse Susan Jean Toll
Children John Maurice Potter

Associated Records

Image of 2008.010.063 - Mug, Coffee

2008.010.063 - Mug, Coffee

8 oz. coffee mug created for the grand opening of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Complex in 1986. The Complex included the Jail and Administrative Offices of the Sheriff located on Jefferson County Parkway in Golden, Colorado. There were 250 mugs created for those who attended the grand opening of the facility. The words, "Jefferson County Sheriff's Complex Golden, Colorado" are inscribed on the mug. Below the words is the architectural depiction of the Complex. The colors on the mug are the two paint schemes used in the Jail and the Administrative Offices. This mug design was part of a commemorative set that included a replica Folger Adams Jail Key with the Sheriff's Complex design. The mug,

Image of 2008.010.068 - Key, Commemorative

2008.010.068 - Key, Commemorative

4" long brass commemorative jail key created for the grand opening of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Complex in Golden, Colorado in 1986. The key is fashioned after the standard "Folger Adams" or "Southern Steel" jail key used in all Jefferson County Jails since 1876. The words "Jefferson County Sheriff's Department" are etched in the ring, with the dates "1859-1876" etched in the key commemorating the history of the Department to date. Also etched into the key is the architectural rendering of the Sheriff's Complex. There were 250 keys made by a Golden Foundry and given to citizens who attended the grand opening ceremonies for the Sheriff's Complex. The key design was done by then Jefferson

Image of 2008.010.079 - Stickpin

2008.010.079 - Stickpin

Miniature Folger Adam Steel jail key, the type and manufacturer of jail keys in the United States, that was made into a 4" long brass key to commemorate the opening of the Jefferson County Jail in 1986. Regular sized Folger Adam jail keys were made to operate the locks in the 1986 Jefferson County Jail. One hundred of these replica keys were made, forged and stamped in a Golden manufacturing plant at 44th and McIntyre Streets. On the opposite side of this replica key was a stamped image of the 1986 Jefferson County Sheriff's Complex. Harold E. Bray was the Sheriff who authorized the replica key, and Lieutenants Dennis L. Potter and Robert Deutsch designed the key.

Image of Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Image of 2008.010.194 - Negative, Roll Film

2008.010.194 - Negative, Roll Film

Color photograph of four Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Deputies approaching the command center of the Department of Energy at the Rocky Flats nuclear facility north of Golden, Colorado in Jefferson County. The command center was used for Deputies charged with the control of protestors. The photo was taken during a severe snow storm. Each Deputy is wearing a uniform, a helmet and carrying 36" riot batons. The photograph also depicts a raised flag of the United States and the flag of the Department of Energy.

Image of 2016.003.001 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Maurice Lee Potter standing in his front yard located at 15260 West 44th Avenue in Golden, Colorado. The home was one of seven residences built by Orville Dennis to accomodate military personnel returning home after World War II. The photograph is taken looking west toward North Table Mountain that can be seen in the photograph. Also seen in the photograph over the right shoulder of Maurice L. Potter is the Fairmount Loch Lomand Grange and the old Fairmount school. A dated flat bed truck is seen in the photograph heading east on West 44th Avenue. This photograph was taken of Potter as he prepared to board the train to Denver that was located at the bottom of the

Image of 2016.003.003 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Maurice Lee Potter holding his one year old son, Dennis L. Potter, while standing in the yard of thier home at 15260 W. 44th Avenue in Fairmount, Jefferson County, Colorado. Parked in the driveway is a 1940's Chevrolet Sedan. The camera is looking east along W. 44th Avenue with a business depicted, and on the far side of the highway and an advertisement sign with the writing "1950" on the south side of W. 44th Avenue.

Image of 2016.003.004 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.004 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Maurice L. Potter with son Dennis Potter walking down West 44th Avenue (still dirt at that time) near home in a small housing development for returning soldiers in World War II.

Image of 2016.003.005 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.005 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Maurice L. Potter and son Dennis L. Potter in the front yard of their home on West 44th Avenue and McIntyre Street in Golden, Colorado. The house is one in a series of small homes built as military housing after World War II. North Table Mountain can be seen in the background.

Image of 2016.003.006 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.006 - Print, Photographic

View of Bunzell Addition. Black and white photograph of Dennis Potter and his young brother Kevin Potter. Golden Bowl and Golden High School are visible in the background as well as Mount Zion and Lookout Mountain.

Image of 2016.003.021 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.021 - Print, Photographic

Black and white group photograph of the Golden High School baseball team with their coach Bill Jaycox.

Image of 2016.003.010 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.010 - Print, Photographic

Maurice and Patricia's Potters new home in Golden, Colorado. First residence built in Bunzel's New Housing addition on the west slope of South Table Mountain. The address is 305 Lookout View Drive. Photograph shows Potter children, 3 yeasr old Kathy and 4 years old Dennis.

Image of 2016.003.013 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.013 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of ten members of the Celtics basketball team and their coach. This venture was sponsored by the Golden Optimist Club. The coach depicted in the photograph is Robert "Bob" Pearson. Team members on bottom row left to right are Michael Scherf, unknown, Coach Pearson, Joe Rillos and Dennis L. Potter. The photograph was taken inside Mitchell Elementary School gymnasium that was located on the corner of 12th and Jackson Streets in Golden, Colorado.

Image of 2016.003.014 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.014 - Print, Photographic

Seven members of Hawks basketball team with their coach. Team part of the Golden Optimists efforts for children. Photo taken in the Mitchell Elementary School gymnasiu.. The Coach standing in the photo is identified as Don Maillot (sp). The youth picutred holding a basketball on his hip is William "Billy" Lewis and standing to his immediate left is Dennis L. Potter.

Image of 2016.003.015 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.015 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the first grade class of the Golden Central School (1955 Mitchell Elementary School including Dennis Potter (seated in first row third from the right wearing a horizontally striped shirt) and teacher Mrs. Paynter.

Image of 2016.003.016 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.016 - Print, Photographic

Black and whitephotograph of the Golden Central School (Mitchell Elementary School) morning kindergarten class with teacher Mrs.Anderson. Student Dennis L. Potter is standing in the back row, far right and opposite to Ms. Anderson, wearing a white button down shirt. Photo taken in the gymnasium at the school with their backs to the open stage.

Image of 2016.003.017 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.017 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the third grade class of Mitchell School in 1958 with teacher Mrs.Krueger.

Image of 2016.003.018 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.018 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the first Bell Middle School basketball team with Coach Mott.

Image of 2016.003.019a - Print, Photographic

2016.003.019a - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Junior High school band.

Image of 2016.003.020 - Print, Photographic

2016.003.020 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Bell Middle School band, the first in school history.