Colorado Deputy Killed, 2 Others Wounded in Shootout

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Colorado Deputy Killed, 2 Others Wounded in Shootout

Bailey, Colorado – One Park County Deputy is dead, one has life threatening injuries, and the other non-life-threatening injuries after a man opened fire on them as they were attempting to serve an eviction notice. The incident occurred Wednesday morning at 9:48 a.m.

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Park County, Colorado scene of an officer shooting on Wednesday Feb 24- photo via thedenverchannel

Details Sketchy

MSN reported

A man opened fire on three law enforcement officers trying to serve an eviction notice Wednesday near this Colorado mountain community, killing one and wounding the others, authorities said.

The officers fired back, killing the gunman, officials said. One of the wounded officers was undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries, and the other suffered less serious injuries, Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina said.

The man opened fire with a rifle after the deputies from the Park County Sheriff’s Office went to the hillside home north of the town of Bailey, about 45 miles southwest of Denver. The wooden two-story home stood in a snowy forested area.

Bomb Squad and SWAT

The Jefferson County SWAT, and  bomb Squad as well as the ATF were notified to come to the scene, but it is unknown at this time why. Rumors that the suspect may have been a member of a survivalist group are being shared, but they have not been confirmed.

Names have not yet been released either of the suspect or the officers.

Park County stated that the deceased officer had been with the department for over a decade. One has been with the department for 11 years, and another 21 years.

Adding today’s death, since January 1, there have now been 13 police officers and 8 police K-9s killed in the line of duty. This is only February.

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