Lone Tree police chief dismissed

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Stephen Hasler

Stephen Hasler

LONE TREE, Colo. — The City of Lone Tree’s first chief of police was asked to leave the department Wednesday said Kristen Knoll, spokesperson for the City of Lone Tree.

Stephen Hasler was dismissed as of noon, said Knoll. “This is an isolated incident that only involves Hasler.”

Knoll called the dismissal a personnel matter and would not go into detail about what led to it.

“He (Hasler) met with the city manager but with it being a personnel decision I don’t know how long it has been in the works,” said Knoll. “There was nothing or one particular incident on a particular date that caused the dismissal.”

According to the city’s website, a native of Great Britain, Hasler joined the City of Lone Tree as their first chief of police in 2004 and immediately added six police officers to begin building the force. 

“We appreciate all the work Hasler has done for the city,” said Knoll. “He was the first police chief and helped build the police department.”

In the interim, Ron Pinson has been assigned the responsibilities for the operation of the police department.

Hasler was not immediately available for comment.

Story by: Paula Vargas

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