Edie (pronounced Eee-dee) Brogan is a full-time resident in Archuleta County. She and her husband, John, have four equines (three horses and a mule), two dogs, and two cats – oh – and two grown sons, 31 and 25YOA. Edie has 26 years of law enforcement experience, including 15 as a sergeant – retiring as the senior sergeant from the University of Wisconsin Police Dept. in 2006.
Edie is a certified NRA and USCCA Firearms Instructor (Basic Pistol), and Range Safety Officer (RSO). She also has over two decades of training/instructing in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, and Police Defensive and Arrest Tactics, among many other credentials. She worked part-time at a pistol range in the Madison area for almost three years, prior to moving to Colorado, teaching Basic Pistol and women’s-only Concealed Carry courses.
Edie was the Campus Crime Stoppers law enforcement representative and did several years on that Board, including television and radio interviews/appearances with local media. She was also on a Safety Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for almost five years and dealt with issues such as safety in the Emergency Dept., Psychiatric Ward, and Prison Wards in the hospital, including developing safety protocols, interacting daily with both executive and operational Hospital and Clinics staff. She served as an Area Director for Wisconsin Special Olympics for over eight years. She also helped establish and served on the non-profit Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol Board from 2010-2015, after coming out of retirement to be their Unit Trainer. Edie has a business, Horses by Heart, LLC, that was established in 2009 and continues in Colorado – she does natural horsemanship training and lessons.