The killing of a Douglas County deputy over a year ago helped spark the push for a law to temporarily remove guns from people judged to be a risk to themselves or others. But on Tuesday, county commissioners said if such a policy is enacted, they won't enforce it.
Both north and southbound 1-25 exits at Dry Creek were closed until midday Tuesday.
“We have to be proactive,” said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. “Otherwise we’re following the story; we’re letting somebody else write the narrative.”
The annual homeless count begins Monday and it will include Douglas County.
A deputy killed in Douglas County will be buried today. In light of his death, we look at the most dangerous situations for officers on duty.
Matthew Riehl's six-year descent from a budding attorney to a gunman who live-streamed some of his final violent hours had struggled with episodes of mental illness.
The VA document says Riehl was hospitalized at the veterans medical center in Sheridan, Wyoming, in April 2014 after a psychotic episode.
"You know, I'm not here to hurt anybody but yes I do have firearms,” Matthew Riehl can be heard saying before opening fire on police.
University of Wyoming officers called police in Lone Tree, Colorado, in mid-November to warn them about Riehl, suggesting his rants were indicative of mental illness.