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Greeley sergeant fired

Mike Peters
Greeley correspondent
Vail CO, Colorado

GREELEY, Colorado ” A Greeley police sergeant, still under investigation for his involvement in a bar fight in Larimer County this summer, has been fired by the department, according to several sources.

Sgt. Kell Hulsey, a longtime veteran with the Greeley Police Department, was accused of starting a bar fight on July 6 at the Potbelly Deli and Bar in the Red Feather Lakes area west of Fort Collins. His son, Daniel Hulsey, 28, was first arrested for fighting in the brawl, but charges were later dismissed.

Larimer County investigators said Wednesday they were still waiting for DNA evidence in the case before they decide whether to charge Kell Hulsey in the assault.



Although Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner said he couldn’t comment on Hulsey’s employment because it’s a personnel matter, the city’s Human Resources Director, Sharon McCabe, said Kell Hulsey’s employment with the city ended Tuesday. She could not say if he was terminated or resigned.

Hulsey had been with the department 20 years, but he had been on paid administrative leave since the July bar fight.



Generally, if a person is terminated from their job with the city, there is an appeal process. Because no one with the city can confirm that Hulsey was fired, it’s unknown if there will be an appeal.

Bar patrons and the owner said that on the night of July 6, Kell Hulsey’s son told him that a man in the bar was “making advances” toward him, and the fight started. The victim suffered numerous facial cuts and had to be hospitalized. Bar patrons also said Kell Hulsey left the bar before police arrived.

The case is still under investigation by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the Larimer District Attorney.



Kell Hulsey also was connected to the case of Shawna Nelson, who was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this year. Nelson, the wife of a former sheriff’s deputy, murdered the wife of a police officer with whom she had an affair.

Hulsey was with Ken Nelson, Shawna Nelson’s husband, when they learned of the murder. Ken Nelson, accompanied by his partner, Hulsey, stopped Shawna Nelson’s car as she drove home from the murder scene. Because of his connection to the case, Hulsey testified about the suspect murder at Shawna Nelson’s trial.

Hulsey could not be contacted for comment on this story.


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