A far left Occupy activist shot dead Cpl. Nate Carrigan today in the Friendship Ranch subdivision near Denver. The deputies were there to evict the far left activist from his home. Martin Wirth defaulted on his property in 2013 and refused to move.
The deputies were there to evict Wirth from the property.
Crazy leftist Wirth made a video in 2014 on illegal foreclosures.
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The Denver Post reported:
A political activist opened fire on Park County sheriff’s deputies trying to evict him from his mountain home Wednesday, killing one deputy and wounding two others. The gunman also died.
The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. at the secluded Friendship Ranch subdivision, said Susan Medina, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman.
“It is a dark day,” Medina said.
The deputy who died, Cpl. Nate Carrigan, was a 13-year veteran of the Park County Sheriff’s Office and a beloved high school baseball and football coach.
Carrigan became the first deputy killed in the line of duty at the sheriff’s office, officials said.
Eight members of the sheriff’s office — including Sheriff Fred Wegener — converged on the snow-covered, three-acre property on Iris Drive Wednesday morning for what they termed “a high-risk writ of restitution.”
They were seeking to evict Martin Wirth, a 58-year-old Occupy Denver activist and former Green Party candidate for state Senate who had complained previously about law enforcement harassment.
Property records show Wirth defaulted on the property in 2013 and has been battling foreclosure and eviction.
“Wirth came out on his deck paused and then went back inside,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Officers quickly followed Wirth inside the residence. As they entered Wirth fired upon them. Officers returned fire.”
Wirth was armed with a rifle, the sheriff’s office said.