Emergency Status
Jan 07

Statement from the family of Robert Sharpe

Today, the Boulder County Coroner’s Office identified one of the missing persons from the Marshall Fire. The Boulder Office of Disaster Management received the following statement from the family of Robert Sharpe today. We extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Sharpe’s family and all those affected by his tragic loss.

Statement from the Family of Robert Sharpe

The family of Robert Sharpe is grateful for the outpouring of support as we try to cope with the loss of our family member. Robert will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a long-time resident of Boulder and was active in community affairs. Robert was a naturalist and was concerned with children’s rights. He worked in the construction industry for many years.

Robert is survived by three brothers, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.

The total devastation of this event has shocked and impacted so many in the community. Our hearts go out to the many others who have suffered losses.

The family wishes to thank Deputy Sam Yaffe and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for their untiring efforts and sensitive concern during this chaotic crisis. We will be forever grateful for their diligence, compassion, and understanding as they spared no effort to find the missing.

At this time, we ask for privacy as we grieve this loss. For those who may wish to make donations in Robert’s memory, we ask that they do so to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Thank you.


The photo has been provided by Robert Sharpe’s family with permission for the media to share. No interviews with the family will be granted at this time. Please direct media requests to PIO/family liaison Sarah Ellis at FamilyPIOMarshallFire@gmail.com, or 720-280-5820.