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Denver police officer shot, killed at jazz concert
WTVR ^ | June 25, 2012 | Will C. Holden

Posted on 06/25/2012 4:10:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

DENVER (KDVR) — A veteran Denver police officer and single mother was shot and killed trying to break up an altercation in City Park Sunday night.

Hundreds were in the park attending the kickoff event for the popular City Park Jazz festival when a fight broke out between two groups at approximately 8:07 p.m. Denver police officers were attempting to break up the fight when shots were fired.

The female officer was shot in the head and rushed to Denver Health. She died from her injuries shortly after arrival.

FOX31 learned the name of the slain officer, but will wait to release that information at the request of the DPD because all members of her family had not yet been notified Sunday night. FOX31 can confirm the officer was 32 years old and had moved to Denver from Detroit. She also was a board member of a prestigious police officer’s association.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: denver; jazz; leo; officerdown; police

1 posted on 06/25/2012 4:10:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll take *Holder’s People* for $300, Alex.


2 posted on 06/25/2012 4:14:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
the officer was 32 years old and had moved to Denver from Detroit.

I'm just guessing she moved for the sake of safety.
3 posted on 06/25/2012 4:15:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Any city that hosts a ... jazz festival is asking to be burnt down.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 4:40:11 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: carriage_hill
I’ll take *Holder’s People* for $300, Alex.
Or *Famous Sons of Obama* for $100.
5 posted on 06/25/2012 4:43:35 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Did they catch the perp?


6 posted on 06/25/2012 4:52:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: cripplecreek

That’s exactly why she moved there. I know somebody who is on the force with her, and said the officer was a wonderful, warm person who moved out of Detroit so that she and her daughter could live in a more peaceful environment.

She was working an off-duty job at this jazz concert, normally a very tame event, and a couple of “groups” (gangs, but Denver won’t admit it has a gang problem” showed up and started fighting. She stepped forward to move them apart and one of them shot her in the head.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 4:54:41 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

That is so tragic. Prayers for her family.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 4:56:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: livius
What a tragedy. But gang violence at a jazz concert? What's next, the public library?
9 posted on 06/25/2012 4:59:56 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: samtheman

It’s going to be a *long, hot summer & fall*, s. Be safe.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 5:02:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What are the odds that this police officers is a small woman, physically not any kind of threat to those she confronted?

I’d say the odds are great.

Ain’t Affirmative Action wonderful?


11 posted on 06/25/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Why don’t you kindly shut your mouth and respect the officer.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 5:04:27 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius
She was working an off-duty job at this jazz concert, normally a very tame event, and a couple of “groups” (gangs, but Denver won’t admit it has a gang problem” showed up and started fighting.

Denver prides itself as a sanctuary city ... this could be a Hispanic (illegals) issue not a 'Holders Children' issue. This female police officer (a single mother originally from Detroit) is probably black.

13 posted on 06/25/2012 5:04:46 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: the invisib1e hand
You know how that Kenny G gets folks all riled up.

And Chick Corea?

Fahgedaboudit.

14 posted on 06/25/2012 5:05:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
You know how that Kenny G gets folks all riled up.

And Chick Corea?

Fahgedaboudit.

15 posted on 06/25/2012 5:05:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: carriage_hill

Yes, Be Safe.

We live in an urban area and my wife sometimes has a temper. I’m going to warn her to keep the big picture in mind, that the mobs are looking for an excuse to back up the Thugocracy in Washington with some Community Organizing at the street level, aka street violence.


16 posted on 06/25/2012 5:08:09 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; The Invisible Hand

Normally the concert is attended by Denver’s “yuppie” population, but because the weather has gotten hot, the gangbangers are out causing trouble early this year. They go to places or events where there are crowds so that they can rob the attendees, break into cars, etc.

This is usually a very peaceful event and most officers considered it to be very low-stress off-duty work. But Denver has a serious problem with these gangs, and the mayor is simply denying that there’s a problem.

The officer had a young daughter. The entire police community in Denver is grieving over this.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 5:09:58 AM PDT by livius
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To: samtheman

I hope you’re (both) “well-prepared/prepped” for what’s coming, if I’m reading ‘things’ correctly (hope not and it doesn’t happen).


18 posted on 06/25/2012 5:11:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Right. I forgot about that stampede at the Pat Metheny show a while ago.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 5:13:02 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: carriage_hill

We’re getting there. Thanks.


20 posted on 06/25/2012 5:13:28 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: carriage_hill
I’ll take *Holder’s People* for $300, Alex.

Alex can't help ya with this one. He's down with a heart attack!

21 posted on 06/25/2012 5:13:55 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I have to disagree. Jazz festivals are usually more sophisticated. Unless they consider (c)rap jazz.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 5:14:13 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: livius
Denver won’t admit it has a gang problem

That appears to be a fairly common response in a lot of cities.
23 posted on 06/25/2012 5:19:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: livius
Why don’t you kindly shut your mouth and respect the officer.

Teehehe. I thought I would find someone who agreed with me.

I just didn't think it would be you.

24 posted on 06/25/2012 5:32:27 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Why?


25 posted on 06/25/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

RIP.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 5:49:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I told ya those beatniks and their jazz music would lead to no good!


27 posted on 06/25/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Officers family.


28 posted on 06/25/2012 5:58:46 AM PDT by NYCop (In Memory of Maj Francis E Visconti USMC, MIA since 22 NOV 65, but not forgotten)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maxine’s fault...

http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2012/06/23/maxine-waters-tea-party-bring/74676/


29 posted on 06/25/2012 5:58:46 AM PDT by Postman
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To: livius
I know somebody who is on the force with her, and said the officer was a wonderful, warm person who moved out of Detroit so that she and her daughter could live in a more peaceful environment.

She was working an off-duty job at this jazz concert, normally a very tame event, and a couple of “groups” (gangs, but Denver won’t admit it has a gang problem” showed up and started fighting.

Prayers for her family and loved ones... and a special prayer for her daughter... Thanks for sharing livius.

30 posted on 06/25/2012 6:19:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: carriage_hill

Be prepared when SHTF..MAYBE....COMING soon suburbanites must be prepared and armed....know how to shoot at center mass. Boy I feel the heet coming on around November time. Keep an watchful eye out on Obama, and suspicious activity in neighbor hood......most of all get a CWP.


31 posted on 06/25/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We’ve lost a brave woman. No mercy for the perps.


32 posted on 06/25/2012 6:33:02 AM PDT by moovova (Muslims will never know the pleasure of eating BBQ babyback ribs...too bad.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
FOX31 learned the name of the slain officer, but will wait to release that information at the request of the DPD because all members of her family had not yet been notified.

But we CAN tell you she was a:

  1. veteran Denver police officer
  2. single mother
  3. 32 years old
  4. had moved to Denver from Detroit
  5. was a board member of a prestigious police officer’s association.

Thank goodness Fox31 is withholding her name. Mighty big of you.

33 posted on 06/25/2012 6:39:02 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I thought the same thing. They gave all the liberal talking points about her but felt they needed to withhold her name.


34 posted on 06/25/2012 6:43:26 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Bullfrogg

Got it all, and then *some*. Be Safe.


35 posted on 06/25/2012 6:48:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Bullfrogg
...most of all get a CWP.

Not possible here in Jersey unless you are a LEO, politically connected or a big RAT donor. You have to prove a need, and the proof is never quite enough without the connections.

We will just have to stop being law abiding citizens where the law is contrary to the Constitution.

36 posted on 06/25/2012 6:55:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of LibertyI'm st! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Any city that hosts a ... jazz festival is asking to be burnt down.

Only if Kenny G is one of the performers.

37 posted on 06/25/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This doesn’t sound like gangbanger music:

June 24, 2012 - Tribute to Charlie Burrell Featuring Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine

Join us as we pay tribute to Charlie Burrell, an outstanding classical bassist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Also a master jazz bassist, one of the few musicians to have mastered both genres, Charlie is still rocking at over 90! He’ll be joined by pianist Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine for an original jazz set paying tribute to Charlie’s notable achievements and contributions to the Denver jazz community.


38 posted on 06/25/2012 8:13:48 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Hancock said Denver was still "a safe city" and that he wouldn't let a few people destroy summer events

Yeah, that's what the mayor of Norfolk, VA said about the Laborfest riots.

"We got all the inner-city lowlifes together for a festival of music and heavy drinking, how did it all go wrong?"

39 posted on 06/25/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Watching the press conference. Her name is Celena Hollis. 12 year old daughter.

And of course, the mayor is talking about 'get the weapons off the streets'...

40 posted on 06/25/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Prayers for the Officer’s family and her soul.


41 posted on 06/25/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’ve seen it on COPS 100 times. Little girl cop pepper sprays the perp and yells at him to get on the ground, which he blows off, until male cop arrives to wrestle him down and cuff him.


42 posted on 06/25/2012 10:19:26 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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