On September 15, 2022, Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an unstable male threatening suicide and suicide by cop, on Highway 74 north of Covington.

Upon arrival a confrontation between the subject and officers lead to officers discharging their firearms multiple times, striking the subject.

According to scanner audio, Officers began CPR until LIFE EMS arrived. EMS declared the subject deceased.

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Garfield County Sherrif’s officer-involved shooting 9-15-2022

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

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