Deputies disciplined after Park County shooting

Posted at 7:12 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 13:12:00-05

The Park County Sheriff’s Office has disciplined two of its deputies for incidents related to the aftermath of a deputy’s shooting, the sheriff said.

Denver7 confirms Park County Undersheriff Monte Gore has been placed on administrative leave and Sergeant Welles Tejones has resigned.

On Feb. 24, three deputies went to a home on Iris Drive to serve an eviction notice to Martin Wirth. Wirth, armed with a rifle, opened fire. He killed Deputy Nate Carrigan and wounded Deputy Kolby Martin and Captain Mark Hancock.

Wirth was killed.

Park County’s Sheriff Wegener said in a release Thursday morning that he disciplined Gore and Tejones five days later.

Gore and Tejones were not involved in the planning or execution of Wirth’s eviction.

“Sheriff Wegener took steps to ensure the continued smooth operation of the Sheriff’s Office and that is why the discipline happened when it did,” Wegener’s statement said. “At this time our agency needs to continue to grieve.  Our focus will be on our loss and honoring Corporal Carrigan’s service and sacrifice to this community.”
Denver7 reached out to Gore but he did not comment on the matter.

Deputy killed while serving eviction notice

Shooting suspect was fighting eviction, had run for state office

Gore did not wish to comment on the matter to Denver7.

Denver7 is following up on these developments


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