At approximately 8:30 PM, 7/25/09, Montrose Police Officers and Montrose County Sherriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 16915 64.50 Road for a domestic violence call that was in progress. After arriving at the address officers began talking to the reporting party. During the course of the call an adult male, who was barricaded in a garage behind the residence, shot three Montrose Police Officers. All three officers were transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds. One Montrose Police Officer was fatally wounded.
The names of the officers that were injured are:
- Officer Larry Witte
- Officer Rodney Ragsdale
- Sergeant David Kinterknecht, fatally wounded
The suspect died at the scene. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation along with the 7th Judicial Critical Incident Team is investigating the incident. This is all of the information we have at this time. We expect to release more information on Monday, July 27th.
Source: Montrose Police Department (Posted 11:10a 07/26/09)