02-24-2016, 04:16 PM #1
CO - Cpl. Nate Carrigan, 35, dead, 2 injured in shootout, Bailey, 24 Feb 2016
Park County sheriff's deputy killed, two others wounded while serving eviction notice
A Park County sheriff's deputy was killed and two others were wounded while trying to serve an eviction notice on Wednesday, authorities said. A male suspect is also dead.
02-24-2016, 04:18 PM #2
The shooting occurred shortly after these three deputies served an eviction notice at the property in the Park County mountain town of Bailey. Law enforcement officers are investigating the property with the assistance of a bomb squad that was dispatched out of an "abundance of caution."
02-24-2016, 04:58 PM #3Registered User
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The article makes it sound like there where hopes that it was going to be another Bundy style standoff. Glad that didn't work out for them or there might of been more than one officer killed.
I hope the second officer recovers.
02-24-2016, 05:06 PM #4Registered User
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CO - Martin Wirth, Being Evicted, Killed Deputy Sheriff and was Killed by LEA 12-year veteran deputy was killed in a shootout in Bailey Wednesday morning. Two other Park County Sheriff’s Office deputies were shot, one with life-threatening injuries.
The shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home at 36 Iris Drive in the Friendship Ranch Subdivision in Bailey when deputies attempted to serve an eviction notice. The subject, identified as Martin Wirth, was holding a rifle when he fired at the deputies.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told CBS4 News there was a shootout between deputies and Wirth. Wirth was killed when deputies returned fire. Wirth apparently had an ongoing eviction battle with authorities...
02-24-2016, 05:41 PM #5
DENVER - The man suspected of shooting three Park County Sheriff's Office deputies wrote on Facebook just last month that "I am a high value target" and "cops want me dead."
Martin Wirth titled a Facebook post last month, "Cops draw guns on former Senate candidate for attempting to purchase car insurance."
Wirth had run for office in 2014.
02-24-2016, 05:51 PM #6
02-24-2016, 06:52 PM #7
"Killing people to show that killing people is wrong is a piece of idiotic hypocrisy. It turns our justice system into a circus sideshow without addressing the causes behind violence in the least bit," Wirth wrote in the 2014 Denver Post Voter Guide during his unsuccessful run against state Sen. Kevin Grantham.
After Wirth lost a state court battle over his home’s foreclosure, he sued Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state attorney general and a state judge in 2013. The federal lawsuit claimed that Colorado’s foreclosure laws are unconstitutional and that Wirth and his unnamed guests were “in imminent danger of being wrongfully deprived of home and property while also being threatened with an armed and forcible entry onto the property and into the home.”
He asked a federal judge to block Park County from selling his home, evicting him or forcibly entering the house and to strike down several state laws. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last September.
02-24-2016, 08:10 PM #8Registered User
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Subdivision name where shooting occurred seems ironic.
Not to veer O/T, but sign says "covenents enforced" with an 'e' instead of an 'a.'
It's a permanent sign, not a grocery list on back on an envelope.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...ng-foreclosure Thx for this link, Donjeta, and the others too.
Thoughts & prayers for those LE officers, their families and friends. Another sad, sad, sad day.
02-24-2016, 08:16 PM #9
Wirth was arrested twice, once in 1996 for driving under the influence and once in 2004 for driving while ability impaired and driving under the influence, according to his criminal record with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Wirth was found guilty on the 2004 charge and sentenced to 10 days in prison, according to his CBI records.
More recently, in January of this year, Wirth was cited by the Park County Sheriff’s Office for driving under restraint, having no insurance and eluding a police officer.
Hope it's OK to post, I know it's fakebook but it goes to state of mind...
Deer Creek Elementary School placed on lockout following shootout in Park County
02-24-2016, 08:36 PM #10Registered User
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Yes, the FB post tells us a lot about his state of mind.
"I went to Conifer to purchase insurance for my truck. Unbeknownst to me, my license had been revoked. Upon querying, this was because I refuse to pay extortion and my request for appeal has been put off on a ******** speeding ticket, one where I was accused of magically driving 85-mph in a traffic jam where no one was going faster than 45-mph."
Driver's license was revoked, with no notice to him? No speeding? No traffic violation? No nothing?
JM2cts, but seems doubtful.
02-24-2016, 09:03 PM #11
He sounds like a man who could do no wrong in his own mind. He had only rights that others could trample and no duties, such as pay your parking tickets.
According to this Colorado DMV does notify drivers if their licence has been suspended but even if they didn't he was aware that he didn't have insurance and shouldn't have been driving that vehicle.
02-24-2016, 09:38 PM #12
Sheriff's Cpl. Nate Carrigan, a 13-year veteran of the department, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, Gore said.
Master Patrol Deputy Kolby Martin was shot multiple times in his legs and was airlifted to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, where he was being treated for life-threatening injuries. Capt. Mark Hancock was shot in the ear and was also treated at St. Anthony, Gore said.
RIP Cpl. Carringan. Prayers for Deputy Martin and Capt. Hancock.
02-24-2016, 10:20 PM #13Registered User
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I think there's another thread on this, so I alerted on post.
A very sad situation.
02-25-2016, 05:03 AM #14
Eight officers went to the snow-covered two-story home in a hillside neighborhood north of the town of Bailey to serve what authorities described as a 'high-risk' eviction notice. The well-maintained houses sit on big lots, with room for horses to graze in an area popular with hunters and anglers.
Wirth appeared on the deck of his home when the officers arrived, then went back inside, according to the sheriff's office account of the shooting.
Officers followed him in, and Wirth fired on them, prompting them to return fire, sheriff's officials said.
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There's also a friend saying what a sweet guy he was.
More in the insensitive and inappropriate comments department -Occupy Denver Facebook:
"We have just received the the tragic news that Martin Wirth, who was known to many in Occupy Denver, was killed by police today as they tried to evict him from his home," the statement said. "He cared deeply about injustice in this world. ... This is a shock and a tragedy.
Rest in power, Martin, you will be missed."
In 1994, when Wirth was 37, he was arrested in the shooting death of Vernie Samuel Cox III, 24. Witnesses said Wirth became upset during a chess game with Cox and shot him in the chest. Wirth, who claimed Cox lunged for a gun, was acquitted of second-degree murder, the Fort Collins Coloradoan reported.In a comment on a story on a Denver TV station website last year, Wirth wrote, "The institution of policing is a magnet for psychopaths and violent criminals. They enjoy the harm they do to others while hiding behind a badge. It's an institution that, like slavery, needs to be abolished."
He also posted on social media about his time working as an engineer in the space industry. Efforts to confirm Wirth's employment were not successful.
In 2005, an acquaintance, Daniel Spykstra, received a permanent restraining order against Wirth.
According to the newspaper, Wirth was a guest at a neighbor's birthday party at the Johnson Trailer Park, when he lost the game, causing him to get angry.
Wirth knocked over some furniture, went back to his mobile home and got a .38-caliber revolver.
A witness at the crime scene said, "Marty told him: 'Why don't you go back to California, you gangster.' Then he shot him, twice," The same witness added, "Marty was standing over him with his gun. I don't remember his exact words, but it had to do with race."
Records also show that in 2005, Daniel Spykstra was granted a permanent protection order against Wirth. Spykstra told Denver7, Wirth who was receiving counseling at Gateway Youth and Family Services where Spykstra worked at the time, made threatening comments to him and his employees.
"The threats he made were very specific and very serious," Spykstra said.
A 13-year veteran of the Park County sheriff's department, Carrigan also was an assistant coach for the local high school's football team. He was the head coach of the school's baseball team, where he had been the starting catcher as a teen two decades earlier, according to the local newspaper, The Flume.
"An outstanding human being," Cutthroat owner Chip Thomas said of Carrigan.
The Occupy Denver facebook page is scary... I never thought there would be so many people who don't think that murdering cops is wrong and would be prepared to say so publicly.
Wirth, 37 at the time, was arrested for the death of Vernie Samuel Cox III, who was celebrating his 24th birthday. The two men were neighbors.
A jury on Nov. 1, 1994, found Wirth not guilty of second-degree murder. Fort Collins investigators said the two men began fighting at Cox's residence. The arguing carried on after Wirth went to his residence and grabbed a .38-caliber revolver.
Wirth testified that he was taunted to come outside by another resident. When he exited the home, Cox reportedly dared him to use the gun, and Wirth claimed the man lunged for his revolver. Prosecutors countered by saying the two were 4 feet apart at the time of the shots rang out.
Cox suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest.
Jurors later said they felt their hands were tied about the decision to let Wirth walk free.
"The fact that he killed someone, and he was drunk, something should have happened to him," a male juror told a Coloradoan reporter at the time.
Wirth received 13,019 votes to Grantham's 38,895 in the district that takes in parts of five counties, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's archives.
Andrea Merida, co-chair of the Green Party of Colorado, said she had known Wirth for years and did not find him to be unstable.
"What I can tell you is he is absolutely a victim of the foreclosure crisis in America," she said in an interview.
In a joint statement, Merida and state Green Party co-chair Bill Bartlett called Wirth a " friend to the oppressed who always supported the least among us."
I dunno, making threats enough for a restraining order and shooting someone for a chess game doesn't scream unstable I don't know what does.
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02-25-2016, 07:02 AM #15
"On Facebook, He ranted against police in several different posts, saying "Police are an occupying force," and "If there's a war on cops, where's the recruitment center?""
"The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police says there have now been 14 officers shot in the state in the past 3 months."
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