Park County Undersheriff Resigns In Wake Of Eviction Shootout

· Apr. 7, 2016, 9:00 pm
Photo: Bailey Shootout (AP)AP
Jefferson County SWAT officers at the scene where a man opened fire on sheriff's deputies before the officers returned fire, killing the man, outside Bailey, Colo., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. 

Gore was placed on leave because of issues in the aftermath of the shooting, and not the incident itself. 

According to the Denver Post the separation agreement requires Gore not to speak with the media.

[Sheriff Fred] Wegener has not responded to multiple Denver Post requests for an interview on Gore's suspension and said in a statement last month that he would not comment further about the personnel matters.

The sheriff, however, was quoted by Denver television station KUSA-TV as saying he was upset with how Gore handled news releases after the shooting and that problems surfaced with how [Sgt. Welles] Tonjes interacted with subordinate officers.

Also, KCNC-TV reported that Wegener indicated there were concerns raised about how Gore notified Carrigan's family about the corporal's death.

Gore was not involved in the planning or execution of the eviction of 58-year-old Martin Wirth on Feb. 24. Police say deputies followed Wirth into his foreclosed mountain home and shots rang out. Deputies returned fire, killing Wirth.

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