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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
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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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