Colorado fisherman opens his boat to law enforcement men and women

LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR) — A professional fisherman wanted to thank the men and women in law enforcement, so he decided to do it the best way he knows how: a guided fishing trip, all in-house and on a boat.

It starts at 7:30 in the morning when Jack Winters leaves for work.

He is not being paid. In fact, he’s already spent $149,000 of his own money to do this, and no one is more grateful than Denver Police Corporal Robert Krelle.

Krelle has been patrolling the streets of Denver for nine years.

“He is very busy. He has been very dangerous the last couple of years. Lots of gun violence,” Krelle said.

If anyone could use a little downtime, Winters thinks it’s the men and women of law enforcement.

“There aren’t a lot of programs that police can do,” Winters said.

Winters founded Angling with Officers in 2018. He has brought more than 500 law enforcement officers to the lake to provide a little peace of mind for those who might use it.

“One of my hobbies was fishing, like a lot of cops, and that’s why this show is so wonderful because it’s helping to jump-start that hobby again,” Krelle said.

“It’s quiet, it’s lonely, you basically focus on where you are and what you’re doing. And trying to catch fish,” Winters said.

Krelle has seen her share of law enforcement. Two justified shootings, a dramatic increase in crime, and working in one of Denver’s most dangerous districts.

But today he’s taking a break from all that.

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