According to the Denver Fire Department, a firefighter from Denver was taken into custody by the Colorado Springs Police Department on October 17th due to a “domestic incident.” As per reports, the individual was arrested and is currently facing charges related to the incident.
On November 3, Derek Smith will appear in El Paso County District Court to face charges of felony first-degree criminal trespass of a dwelling and misdemeanor criminal mischief. The Colorado Springs Police arrested him, and the court records indicate that he is now facing serious charges.
As per the department’s records, Smith joined the Denver Fire Department in 2020 and is currently stationed at Station 28, situated on South Wolff Street in the Fort Logan locality.
According to the department, Smith has been suspended from the Denver Fire Department and will not receive any pay until the court’s decision is made.
According to the department, after the criminal disposition is determined, the Denver Fire Department’s Internal Affairs will begin an internal investigation.