Chief Dale Ruff Funeral Announcement

Posted: February 22, 2018

On February 15th, Sanford Colorado police chief, Dale Ruff, passed away. Dale was the chief in the town of Sanford for a while, when he got injured assisting Conejos County Sheriff's Office with a violent prisoner approximately 2 years ago. Dale has been on workman's comp since fighting with the insurance company to get his injuries taken care of.

Chief Ruff finally received approval to get his injuries taken care of two years after his injury and two days after his surgery, he passed away.  At this time, the cause of death is uncertain. 

Services for Chief Ruff will be Friday the 23rd starting in Alamosa at 0900. The services start at 1100, but there will be an escort from Alamosa jail to the church in Manassa at 0900.

If any agency would like to attend, please have contact Alamosa PD Capt. Sam Maestas at

also there is a go fund me page set up to help his family. any and all help will be appreciated. thank you chris.! take care and god bless!!