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Corporal Nate Carrigan | Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Corporal

Nate Carrigan

Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Corporal Nate Carrigan was shot and killed as he and seven other deputies served a high risk eviction order at a home on Iris Drive in Bailey, Colorado, at approximately 9:15 am.

The subject named on the eviction order was an activist in the Occupy Denver movement. The subject exited the home and then reentered it, with Corporal Carrigan and other deputies following back inside to stop him. The man was able to grab a rifle and opened fire, killing Corporal Carrigan and wounding the other two deputies. The subject was shot and killed by return gunfire.

Corporal Carrigan had served with the Park County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.

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I am forever sorry I wasn't there with you. I will try to make it up somehow. You were the only one who called when I was going through a hard time. The only time you got on my way was when I happened to be going down. They say that is what friends do. Thank you.

Kevin Koopmann
Park County SO
July 11, 2016

 

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