Prowers County Colorado Sheriff's Office
Granada Colorado Police Department
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Leadville Colorado Police Department
|Dates of Service||Hired June 2019|
Kiowa County Colorado Sheriff's Office
|Dates of Service||Hired January 2020|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
Weisenhorn was a School Resource Officer in Leadville but was removed after the School District expressed dissatisfaction with her performance.
2020 Death of Zach Gifford
By April 15, 2020, Weisenhorn was placed on paid administrative leave.
On March 8, 2021, Weisenhorn was fired.
On October 20, 2021, Gifford's family filed a lawsuit against the officers, claiming violation of Gifford's rights under the Fourth Amendment for excessive force, and against the County and the Sheriff for training and oversight issues.
In April 2022, the county reached a $9.5M settlement with the family which also requires improved use-of-force training.
- Rachel Woolworth, Meet your new local law enforcement officers, Herald Democrat, 2019-06-19
- Special Council Meeting Minutes, City of Leadville, 2020-01-14
- Susan Greene, Kiowa County reaches $9.5 million settlement with family of unarmed man shot in back by sheriff’s deputies, Denver Post, 2022-04-19
- Susan Greene, Three Bullets to the Back: How a KCSO Traffic Stop Ended in the Fatal Shooting of Zach Gifford, Kiowa County Independent, 2021-03-11
- Susan Greene, What happened to Zach Gifford? A look at a traffic stop turned police shooting in a small Colorado town, Denver Post, 2021-03-18
- Marcia Martinek, LPD departures ‘not uncommon’, Leadville Herald, 2019-10-09
- Update--Officer-Involved Shooting in Kiowa County, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, 2020-04-15
- Gifford v Weisenhorn, U.S. District Court, 2021-10-20
- Susan Greene, Fatal shooting lawsuit alleges culture of excessive force in Kiowa County, Denver Post, 2021-10-20