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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Centennial

A suspect was killed by officer gunfire and two deputies were unharmed after an incident at a Days Inn hotel in central Centennial on Thursday. more

Sheriff reads to preschoolers over video call

As part of an effort to keep up a relationship between law enforcement and Douglas County children, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, in partnership with Council for a Strong America, … more

One killed in shooting near Lone Tree

One person was fatally shot at an apartment complex in unincorporated Douglas County, near Lone Tree, on April 24, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in an April 25 news release. more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Sheriff's employee celebrates 45 years with office

When Lt. Larry Noble started working at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1975, there were only 14 employees there. Including the sheriff himself. The county only had about 14,600 people, and … more

Douglas County Deputy raising money for MS society, Boston Marathon

A Douglas County deputy who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is raising money to participate in the Boston Marathon and help with the search for a cure to the disease. John Carrasco, 39, … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office files red flag petition before withdrawing it

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office filed its first red flag petition in January for a homeless man but eventually withdrew the request because of an already-existing order against him, according to … more

Friends of teen murder victim celebrate her life with vigil

Friends, fellow students and teachers of a recently slain teen celebrated the girl's life during a candlelight vigil at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 16. Mya Pena, 17, was a student at … more

Meet the Douglas County '10-foot cop'

Unbeknownst to some in Douglas County, there is a special type of deputy in the ranks at the sheriff's office. It's one with a long, soft nose, giant ears and four clomping hooves: It's a horse … more

Mental health calls challenge police

In the dark, early-morning hours of New Year’s Eve, Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish pleaded through the closed door of a Highlands Ranch apartment with a tenant he believed to be experiencing … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more
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