Authorities ask for information in officer shooting |

Authorities ask for information in officer shooting

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
A composite sketch of one of the suspects

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Authorities are asking for information about Sunday’s shooting of a Glenwood Springs Police officer and have released a composite sketch of a person of interest in the case.A reward of up to $4,000 is offered to anyone with information leading to arrest or prosecution of suspects. Anyone can call 945-0101 with information and remain anonymous.”None of us wants such an action to go without the criminal being held accountable for his actions in a court of law,” Police Chief Terry Wilson wrote in an e-mail. “And we need the help of our community in solving this case.”

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office community relations deputy Tanny McGinnis sent an e-mail out with statements of concern and support for law enforcement she said she’d received from dozens of callers.

“I felt like I needed to stop right now and call and make sure to tell the officers in this area that protect me and my family just how thankful we are for them,” one of the statements on the e-mail says.According to police, a Glenwood Springs Police officer was doing a visual check of a storage area just south of the airport. He saw someone jump off a fence. He then noticed two males walking away from him. He gave several verbal requests for them to stop. One of the men turned and fired multiple shots, hitting the officer once in the chest from around 10 to 20 feet away. The officer returned multiple gunshots as the two men fled south, but was unsure if he hit either man, Wilson said.The bullet was stopped by a bulletproof vest, and the officer did not sustain serious physical injuries.

Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611

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