Officers Cleared in Shooting of Suspect

District Attorney 14thThe Moffat County deputy and the Parks and Wildlife Officer who were the subject of an investigation into the death of James Damon, have been cleared of any wrong doing. In March, Deputy Bhrent Shock and Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez happened upon Damon’s vehicle near Dinosaur, and were confronted by Damon and his female companion, Georgie Hand. After a struggle in which Damon reportedly tried to grab one of the officers guns, he was shot and killed. Yesterday, District Attorney Brett Barkey issued a letter to Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume and Director Bob Broscheid of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, finding that the use of deadly force was justified. The D-A’s Office will release the letter and associated investigative reports after the criminal prosecution of Georgie Hand. She is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, menacing, trespass, and disarming a peace officer. Her case is set for a preliminary hearing before the Moffat District Court on August 20th.

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