My name is Officer James Fountain and I am the new school resource officer at Euclid Middle School. I am very excited to be assigned here where I hope to be a positive influence for the kids.
I graduated high school in 1985 and went to work for the U.S. Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter for the summer. When the season ended, I enlisted in the U.S. Army. I was honorably discharged in 1990. I went to work for my father who owned several Big O tire stores in the Colorado metro area and started learning the family business. I worked for my father for several years and decided I did not want a career in the tire and automotive business. I then attended Arapahoe Community College and obtained my Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Most police departments required applicants be Colorado Post certified as a peace officer prior to applying. My wife helped me get through the police academy program where I obtained my Post certification.
I started my career in law enforcement in 1999 with the Adams County Sheriff's Office working in the jail division. I moved to the Littleton Police Department in June of 2001. I have worked in the patrol division for many years and spent a couple years on the Special Enforcement Team working crime patterns within the City of Littleton. I am currently assigned to the S.W.A.T. team as a hostage negotiator and part of the Littleton Police Honor Guard.
I met my wife in 1992 and have been happily married to her for more than 20 years. We waited until 2004 to have a child. My only regret is not having her sooner. My daughter has been a wonderful part of our lives.
I enjoy camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, and hunting. I also love Colorado mining history. My father is a mining historian for the Colorado Summit County area. He has written several small books on the various mining that took place there in a four part series called, "Chasing the Dream." I have followed his interests for many years and have enjoyed learning from him.
As your new school resource officer, my goal is to be available to the kids and parents and keep everyone safe in this school. I encourage kids to come up to me and ask any questions or talk about any concerns they have. I really look forward to working with everyone.