DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – The sheriff’s office is warning people that scammers are trying to benefit financially from the shooting of one of its detectives.
Just a day after hundreds of people came together in Parker to pray and raise money for Detective Dan Brite, the sheriff’s office said someone was calling people in the area to solicit more donations.
.@dcsheriff will NOT solicit funds via phone. We are not calling on behalf of Det. Brite or any other victims. It's a SCAM. PLEASE R/T
— Captain Jim Jensen (@CptJensen) September 13, 2016
The sheriff’s office warned the solicitations are scam and that it is not doing any fundraising over the phone.
People waited in line for more than an hour Sunday at Coffee Cabin to benefit Brite ahead of a prayer service at Parker Adventist Hospital.
Brite was shot Sept. 2, allegedly by Randall Rodick, a man police called “suicidal” who was shot and killed by police.