It’s hard to believe Grand County deputy really had to shoot suspect |

It’s hard to believe Grand County deputy really had to shoot suspect

To the Editor:

After the accident involving my good friend David North and (Grand County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Deputy) Rooks, I am very concerned. I understand that David was driving crazy and putting others in danger, but what I don’t understand is Deputy Rooks’ form of “action.”

In the report it says, “As soon of Deputy Rooks got out of his patrol car, Dalgarn charged at Deputy Rooks and an altercation ensued. Finally the deputy was forced to shoot Dalgarn.”

David is a small kid and I do not believe he was in any way a threat to the officer’s personal safety. I am no cop, but I think that the officer had to have had another choice besides unloading a gun.

This whole incident has made me worried. Worried because these officers are the ones in charge of keeping my family, my friends and my community safe. I mean David wasn’t even armed.

In these troubled times, we shouldn’t be in fear of the ones who are here to protect. Sadly, this accident has done just that.

Molly Knochenmus

Grand Lake

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