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CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self

CO Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Shoots Self

The Denver Post via YellowBrix

March 10, 2011

LIMON — A standoff that began with the fatal shooting of a Limon police officer ended late Wednesday when the suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At a post-midnight news conference, State Trooper Heather Cobler said that officers were serving a warrant at a residence at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park at about 6:10 p.m. when the man they were serving opened fire.

Officer Jay Sheridan, 27, who had been on the Limon police force for more than six years, was killed.

Two other officers, who were not identified, remained in a separate room in the mobile home and called for assistance.

Several law enforcement authorities — including deputies from Lincoln, Elbert and Douglas counties, and members of the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation — arrived at the scene.

At 10:40 p.m., Cobler said, SWAT officers from Douglas and Elbert counties entered the residence and found the suspect’s body. The two officers in the other room were unharmed.

Cobler said more information on the incident will be released later today.

Jim Hartwig, manager of the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park, said the neighborhood was evacuated about 6:15 p.m. About 20 residents were reported evacuated.

Hartwig said he had heard at least three shots fired.

Josh Wiedemann said he had just moved into the park Wednesday. He said he heard “a pop and a whiz,” and when he went outside, a law officer with a shotgun told him to get out.

Limon is about 90 miles east of Denver on Interstate 70.

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    over 3 years ago


    May you rest in the arms of God Officer Sheridan. Peace, comfort, strength, and grace to your family.

  • Kudro1-1_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Rest in Peace Brother.

  • 101_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Rest in Peace Brother

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    over 3 years ago


    RIP my Brother

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    over 3 years ago


    RIP brother

  • Policememorial---a_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Colorado - let him/her/it have its say - we do after all stand up and protect the Constitutional rights of all people - even the stupid ones. At the end of the day, you and I are still cops and he/she/it is still a scumbag loser with anger issues.

    RIP Jay, you will be missed brother.

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    over 3 years ago

    I was honored to be among the over 1000 officers who attended Jay's funeral yesterday and the entire community poured out to honor a fallen warrior who stood in the gap between good and evil. We're praying for his wife, young daughter, and his fellow LEOs.

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    over 3 years ago

    Why is vermin like 123kersey being allowed on a site by and for my fellow LEO heroes? The day will come when YOU will stand before the Lord and answer for this kind of garbage. Oh -- you don't believe? We'll see how that works out for you.

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    over 3 years ago


    If people in jail were to stay in jail and not be freed, we'd have alot less crime. The deadliest criminals are the ones that our court systems let out on bail. The police can only arrest felons...The courts have to do their freaking jobs and keep these thugs in jail perminantly.

    And I'm sorry...I love peace and all that, but if someone murders someone, they should not be taking up prison space. They need to be put to death as well.

  • Fto_davidson_photo_max50


    over 3 years ago


    The suspect should have shot himself before any officer was in harms way! Not the other way around..

    Rest in peach brother & may god bless you and your family!

  • Mourning_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Rest in Peace Officer Jay Sheridan. My Prayers for your Family,friends and coworkers.

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    over 3 years ago


    RIP prayers for your family and friends

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    over 3 years ago


    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    over 3 years ago

    Jay's funeral is tomorrow (Tuesday) and I will be attending. Please keep his wife, child, family and fellow officers in your prayers.
    Det. Sgt. M.C. Williams

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    over 3 years ago


    Just when I finished commenting on the VA and Long Island tragedies, I come across another LODD. Truly turning into one of the worst years for LE in recent history..
    Once again, our thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen officer's family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. And prayers to watch over us all, as we continue to work the horribly mean streets.

    Please watch your six and for Heaven's sake, let's stay safe out there..

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