• Dec. 31st   Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish was shot and killed by a man who was dealing with severe mental health problems.  His family and law enforcement had endeavored to deal with his behaviors.  Six others, including four law enforcement officials, were shot and wounded.
  • January 24th  Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed in pursuit of a person who fled when law enforcement responded to a call for a disturbance at an apartment.
  • February 5th  El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed during a struggle with a car theft suspect. Three other officers were wounded., and a bystander was paralyzed by a bullet.

As gun violence ranges over a vast realm of scenarios, there is no one single solution that can be employed to reduce these tragic events, which is what Ceasefire’s Eileen McCarron shared with Colorado Politics.  We also heartily disagree with the statement  by a state senator that there is nothing to be done because guns are inanimate objects.  Yes.  Guns are inanimate objects, but they have the capability to turn living breathing people into inanimate objects.