Keyword: Jessica Gibbs
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Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock police departments are in the process of putting all their officers and dispatchers through Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

Gunman used four firearms, surveillance cameras during standoff with deputies

Four Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies and a sergeant move single file into a Highlands Ranch apartment, shoving their way through a barricade. The first deputy in line, Taylor Davis, holds up … more

Newly released footage sheds more light on fatal shooting of deputy

Douglas County deputies were attempting to place the man who killed Deputy Zackari Parrish on a mental health hold while he reportedly was going through a "manic episode," according to a newly … more

Details of killer's past point to recent spiral

The man who killed a deputy and injured four officers and two civilians on New Year's Eve in Highlands Ranch had a history with law enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming, was estranged from his family … more

Deputy killed in 'ambush-type of attack' in Highlands Ranch; suspect identified

One deputy was killed and four other law enforcement officers were wounded in what Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock called "an ambush-type of attack" the morning of Dec. 31 in Highlands Ranch. more

Fire districts tout benefits of CPR, defibrillators

It takes emergency responders between four and six minutes to respond to a 9-1-1 call, said Jeremy Metz, division chief of EMS at West Metro Fire Rescue. In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, … more

A clear path: Communities adding bike lanes

Daniel Hyde use to be an avid mountain biker, but he now prefers road biking. He logs between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a year and hits the pavement throughout the Denver metro, he said. His biggest annual venture is a 250-mile, three-day ride that he … more
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