One thing the reward will do is have the suspects friends turn him in so that he does not spend life in prison over this. These are his choices now according to Commander Stewart. ” His friends can save him from more bad choices.”

October 25, 2010
Police are receiving many tips on the suspect who assaulted Boulder sergeant Jim Byfield according to commander Kim Stewart. ” we just need thee tip that will close this case” she said. The new $10,000 reward has many people coming forward.   “This guy talked to some people we know that. ” she said.

Boulder police have been all over the hill daily. They’ve been to all the fraternities and CU athletics. Every police officer is looking for the suspect. Besides that every police officer in every community  and all 50 states looking for this thug.  Beating up a police officer is not taken lightly by the men and women in blue. Our research discovered that over 90% of assaults on a police officer are solved.

The question is does this suspect want the cops to find him, arrest him and turn him over to the DA or will his girl friend or mother turn him in before the cops hunt him down which is inevitable.  Right now he faces a long list of charges: 1st degree felony assault, Assault on a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder all of which carry mandatory prison terms adding up to over 100 years. But that’s not all. There are approximately 30 other charges that could be added to this which could add up to over 250 years in prison.

The District attornies office in Boulder is not in a plea bargaining mood   either.  One thing the reward will do is have the suspects friends turn him in so that he does not spend life in prison over this. These are his choices now according to Commander Stewart.  His friends can save him from more bad choices.  The attempted murder with a deadly weapon could be dropped if his friends come forward. That’s the difference between coming out of prison a young man or coming out ready for social security which he won’t qualify for.


Boulder police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a serious assault on a police sergeant that occurred at about 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the area of 11th and College streets. Boulder police officers had parked their marked Chevy Tahoes in the neighborhood to investigate a call when they learned that someone had cut the tires on the two police vehicles. Several witnesses observed a man cut the tires with a knife.  Sgt. Jim Byfield attempted to contact the identified suspect. The suspect started running north on 11th in the 1100 block.  During a struggle with the suspect, Sgt. Byfield suffered serious injuries, including a concussion, a broken elbow, and a broken clavicle.  The suspect was last seen running between houses in a northwest direction.

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Sgt. Byfield was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released pending further medical follow up. A knife was located in the area of the assault. The knife was described as six-inch-long fixed blade knife with a stainless steel type blade and a black handle.  There was a black cord attached to the handle. As this is not a folding knife, it would normally be carried in a sheath.

The suspect was described as a white male, believed to be in his early to mid 20s with a shaved or bald head.  He is approximately 6 feet tall and described as 180 to 220 pounds with a muscular to stocky build.  He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front.

Sgt. Byfield is a 29-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department.  He was promoted to sergeant in January 2000 and is currentlyassigned to the University Hill unit.

The following information is attached to this release: a composite sketch of the suspect, a photo of the recovered knife and a photo of Sgt. Byfield.

The case number for this incident is 10-12845.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the tip line that has been set up at 303-441-1974. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.  Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at  Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $10,000 in total from all Boulder Police related organizations.