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Posted on: May 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Commander Stabile Retires After Three Decades of Service

Stabile Retirement NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 6, 2022-Police Commander Jerry Stabile will be retiring from the Steamboat Springs Police Department (SSPD) on June 3 after three decades of service to the City of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley. 

“Commander Stabile has been a significant part of the Steamboat Springs Police Department and our men and women will miss his leadership, his compassion, and his sense of humor,” said Chief Sherry Burlingame. “He has dedicated his life to service and loves this community and I continually hear accolades about him and how invested in this community he is. Jerry will be dearly missed by all of us.”

The community will say farewell to Commander Stabile and his family during an event in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill starting at 3pm on May 26. A fierce family man, Jerry and his wife, Jenny, will be leaving the Yampa Valley to be closer to family on the east coast so that they can remain actively involved in their lives. 

“It has been my distinct pleasure and honor to serve the citizens of Steamboat Springs,” said Commander Stabile. “This valley will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities it permitted me professionally and personally and the many friendships developed over the years.”

Commander Stabile has been with the SSPD for 30 years since beginning as a Patrol Officer in 1990. He has served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, before assuming his current position in 2015 as Commander with responsibilities in both Operations and Administrative duties. 

While employed with SSPD, Commander Stabile held positions on numerous boards and committees, spent 15 years as an assistant football coach at the Steamboat Springs High School, coached middle school sports, as well as little league baseball. he earned his BS in Criminal Justice from the Morningside University in Sioux City, IA., is a 1990 Graduate from the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy, and the 2012 FBI Command College. 

“Jerry has steadfastly served this community for three decades and he will be missed for all he has accomplished for the Yampa Valley, the city and the police department,” said City Manager Gary Suiter. “Steamboat Springs is all about family and Jerry has always valued family first, his immediate family and the department, and while we are sad that he is saying goodbye, we’re happy he is following his heart.” 


Sherry Burlingame, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.879.2060 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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