Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen
Corporal Nate Carrigan, 35
Park County Colorado Sheriff’s Office
February 24, 2016 – Corporal Nate Carrigan was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to serve an eviction order. The shooter, an activist with the Occupy Denver movement, opened fire with a rifle, killing Corporal Carrigan and wounding two other deputies. The suspect was killed by return fire.
Corporal Carrigan is survived by his children.
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– An Independence, Missouri officer was shot Wednesday night after responding to an assault call at a local motel. He survived.
– Denver police officers were investigating a burglary when one of the suspects fled the scene by carjacking a vehicle. During a subsequent pursuit by police the burglary suspect crashed and began firing at the officers, wounding Officer Rachel Eid. She survived the intense shootout. The suspect did not.
– A Berkeley County South Carolina deputy, Cpl. Kimber Gist, was shot twice last night while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked behind a grocery store. Cpl. Gist managed to return fire but it’s not known if her rounds struck the suspect. She is expected to survive.
The suspect fled the scene and barricaded himself inside a home where people inside, who managed to escape, told police the man was bleeding heavily. Hostage negotiators talked with the suspect for over two hours before a SWAT unit moved in and found the man dead.
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*Police Officer deaths by gunfire are up 1,000% over this time last year.