CO - Dep. Zackari Parrish, 29, dead, 6 hurt in Highlands Ranch shooting, 31 Dec 2017

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  1. Tillicum

    Tillicum Well-Known Member

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    Colorado deputy killed, 4 others shot in 'ambush-style' attack outside Denver

    Spurlock identified the deceased officer as 29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who had been a Douglas County deputy for seven months.

    “I can’t tell you how difficult it is for a leader to sit down with a spouse of an officer who was killed in the line of duty,” Spurlock said. “They had many hopes and dreams. He was doing his job and he was doing his job well.”

    Parrish is survived by his wife and two children and previously worked for two years at the Castle Rock Police Department.

    RIP Officer Parrish :rose:
     


  2. Tillicum

    Tillicum Well-Known Member

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    This tax payer does. And proud of it.
     
  6. Alexsea

    Alexsea Well-Known Member

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    I'll add one last thought. I sat in on DCSO SAR meetings when I was thinking of joining SAR, before I had to attend to family matters. DCSO knows their County and understands the diversity of the community and the types of calls they get. They're a well-funded bunch and they capitalize on training for what can happen in their territory. Imho.


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    Deputy killed, 6 injured after shots fired in Denver suburb
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/31/us/colorado-shots-fired/index.html

    "Spurlock said the suspect, who was not identified, had barricaded himself in a bedroom and had been talking with officers before he suddenly opened fire with a rifle, hitting four deputies in the apartment.

    "There were well over 100 rounds fired ... from the suspect," Spurlock said."
     
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    "The suspect's roommate, who was home, was not wounded. The two injured citizens apparently were not in the apartment.

    The wounded deputies crawled to safety as other law enforcement agencies responded to the shots fired call.

    A Castle Rock police officer was also hit, but it wasn't clear where he was when he was shot.

    The deputies were wearing ballistic vests but were shot in areas the vest didn't cover, Spurlock said."

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/31/us/colorado-shots-fired/index.html
     
  9. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    This shooting is so disturbing and sad to me. This young husband and father did not have to die. I'm so thankful that the other officers and civilians are not dead. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones.
     
  10. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    Thank you so much for your post. It is so sad when police officers are totally dismissed as fellow human beings with families and loved ones. These people sign up to put their lives into danger just to keep the rest of us safe. They are ridiculed, scorned, spat upon, urine thrown into their faces, bottles bounced off of their heads but they still stand strong, ready to protect, with their lives, the very same people who wish them harm.
    My heart and thanks go out to them and I cry for their families loss.
     
  11. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    I certainly hope so, they should be paid.
     
  12. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    I REALLY, REALLY don't think the taxpayers will mind that an escort of this brave, young hero took the time to honor their fallen comrade who died while trying to protect us, the American citizens. This young man gave his life to protect us and he deserves the respect and honor he was shown. PERIOD.
     
  13. Tillicum

    Tillicum Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY! It shouldn't matter and it amazes me that someone is concerned about the cost of gas and time to escort this fallen hero to the funeral home. FGS.
     
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    I am a Colorado tax payer and I don't mind. I respect those that are protecting us, and will gladly honor them.

    IMOO.
     
  17. Scarlettjax

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    Usually not. If you are on duty and not currently answering a call, you can typically join the procession. However, in situations like this, officers often come out on their own to support their fellow officer. If you choose to do that, you do not check-in as "on-duty" for pay purposes. I don't know of a single time in my experience where an off-duty officer checked in for pay when responding to check on fellow officers at the hospital or to attend a funeral.

    Most agencies have honor guards, and they would be paid for showing up for an escort as the honor guard. For those not being paid, it is a show of concern and respect for the wounded or killed officers and their families. Same for funerals. I attended many funerals over my career, in uniform, that I was not paid my salary for attending, fortunately only a very few for line-of-duty deaths. It's just part of what you do as a member of that profession.
     
  18. Falcon500

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    Some are. Those who are off-duty aren’t. Why does it matter? I take it from your post that you object that on duty officers be allowed to drive in a funeral processions. I’ll tell you what. Name another profession where the employees run towards the danger instead of cowering behind the nearest solid object.
     
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    Gunman in deadly Colorado deputy shooting identified as Iraq War vet with grudge against sheriff

    Riehl, who was killed, was an Army veteran who served briefly in Iraq, Fox 31 Denver reported.

    He is seen wearing an Iraq combat veteran hat in a Dec. 13 YouTube video in which he called Spurlock a “clown” and a deputy a pimp.

    “You know who’s going flub big time next election, Spurlock,” Riehl said in the video called “Fire Sheriff Spurlock.”

    He said he was running against Spurlock as a libertarian.

    A video posted on Nov. 28 showed a traffic stop by a police officer in the city of Lone Tree — apparently taken inside the officer's car — that Riehl said was done illegally. He claimed the officer clocked the wrong driver, identifying the officer by name in the video and calling him "dirty."

    "S---bag, dirtbag, liar," he says as the officer questioned the driver. "He's the boss, huh? He's the Nazi in charge with the stripes on his shoulder and the fake badge."
     
  20. Meryl12

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    This has become a tragedy in every possible way.
    A war veteran, obviously with PTSD, opens fire on Sheriff's deputies, killing one and wounding multiple others.
    It is such a shame that war veterans are not getting the help they need - resulting in this tragedy.
     

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