Deputy Parrish EOW 12-31-17

On December 31, 2017, Douglas County (Colorado) Sheriff Deputy Zackari Parrish lost his life in the line of duty. Below is an excerpt from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office with a video of what transpired that fateful early morning (Source: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)

Since the Copper Canyon Apartments Officer-Involved Shooting, the biggest unanswered question has been, “what happened.”

With permission and support from the Zackari Parrish family, as well as that of the injured deputies and their families, this video is intended to communicate directly with the employees of the Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County and the communities we serve and to you about what happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 31.

Using body cam video and audio from deputies who were directly involved in the shooting, the video allows the viewer to hear the compassion with which Zackari Parrish interacted with the citizen, the attempts at helping the citizen, the storm of gunfire that deputies encountered from the citizen, and the attempts at a rescue of our deputy.

In the production of this video, we have removed all images and audio of the suspect, being sensitive to the families involved, our employees and members of our community impacted by this tragedy.

Because the video contains images and sounds from actual Law Enforcement Body Worn Cameras, viewer discretion is advised.

Deputy Involved Shooting Message

Since the Copper Canyon Apartments Officer-Involved Shooting, the biggest unanswered question has been, “what happened.” With permission and support from the Zackari Parrish family, as well as that of the injured deputies and their families, this video is intended to communicate directly with the employees of the Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County and the communities we serve and to you about what happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 31. Using body cam video and audio from deputies who were directly involved in the shooting, the video allows the viewer to hear the compassion with which Zackari Parrish interacted with the citizen, the attempts at helping the citizen, the storm of gunfire that deputies encountered from the citizen, and the attempts at a rescue of our deputy. In the production of this video, we have removed all images and audio of the suspect, being sensitive to the families involved, our employees and members of our community impacted by this tragedy.Because the video contains images and sounds from actual Law Enforcement Body Worn Cameras, viewer discretion is advised.

Posted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Monday, January 8, 2018

 

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