DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Robert “Bob” Fuller, a senior investigator with the Denver District Attorney’s Office, has been awarded the Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.
“Investigator Fuller has devoted more than three decades of his life to public service,” Suthers said. “His work and service to the people of this state is deserving of the highest commendation and reflects the very best of Colorado’s law enforcement community.”
The Excellence in Law Enforcement Award recognizes exemplary service by an individual in Colorado law enforcement during that person’s career. The quality of the service performed by an individual is the determining factor. The award’s recipients will have exhibited extraordinary efforts of valor, crime prevention, investigative work, community outreach and other law enforcement functions.
Fuller has been an investigator with the Denver District Attorney’s Office since 2005. In that role, Fuller has worked on a variety of cases, including the case against Willie Clark who murdered Darrent Williams of the Denver Broncos. District Attorney Mitchell Morrissey praised Fuller in his nomination as crucial in solving a series of gang-related crimes and breaking the code of silence that often stonewalls gang prosecutions.
“The result of his lifetime of work is that people in Colorado are safer and no longer need fear these dangerous criminals,” Morrissey wrote. “He has demonstrated the broad scope of his investigative expertise, his ability to effectively collaborate with local, state and federal partners, and his determination to seek justice in spite of overwhelming challenges.”
Prior to joining the Denver District Attorney’s Office, Fuller served the Adams County Sheriff’s Office from 1979 to 2005. Fuller was heavily decorated during his time in Adams County, including being named the Peace Officer of the Year in 2004. Fuller began his career in law enforcement in the 1970s as a security police officer in the U.S. Air Force.
A panel of law enforcement leaders — the director of Colorado’s Peace Officer Standards and Training program, the executive director of the Colorado District Attorney’s Council, the deputy attorney general for criminal justice and two leaders from local law enforcement agencies — selected the finalists for the award. The attorney general selected the winner from the finalists.