Line of Duty Death (LODD)
Yesterday, a Colorado Springs Police Officer was killed in the line of duty. He was a 13 year veteran of the department and was assigned to the motorcycle division. The full news story can be found here. It was a sad day for the City of Colorado Springs that has already suffered much in the wake of the fire that destroyed the Mountain Shadows community. I was called down last night to spend time with the engine company that was first on scene of the accident. Any death has an impact on the responders to the scene, but it is more poignant when it is a police officer since the two departments work so closely together. I was honored to spend several hours supporting these firefighters who made a valiant effort to keep the officer alive. They deeply felt the loss of this officer’s life and will spend no little time dealing with this tragedy. Please take the time to remember this officer, his family and the police and fire departments of Colorado Springs in your prayers.
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I am a Roman Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. I am currently assigned to St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security, CO.
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