18th Judicial District

Former DA Jim Peters dies

By Chris Michlewicz
Posted

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's office has announced the passing of former DA Jim Peters.

Peters died Feb. 19 after an extended battle with cancer. He was the predecessor to Carol Chambers, serving the 18th Judicial District from 1997 to 2005. Peters successfully prosecuted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, the man who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993.

District attorney George Brauchler said Peters' "legacy is one few could match."

"Our community has lost one of the great champions for justice," he said. "Jim inspired prosecutors - both novice and seasoned - to give victims a voice and vigorously pursue justice for them, ever mindful of the need to temper the application of our laws with mercy."

Peters' funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, 8035 South Quebec Street in Centennial.

Arapahoe and Lincoln counties lowered their county flags Feb. 21 and will do so through the day of the funeral.

Douglas County will lower its flag at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center and the Elbert County Sheriff's Office will lower their flag through the day of the funeral as well. The U.S. and state flags will be lowered on the day of the funeral.