AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver PostLaw enforcement officers watch the funeral procession for Douglas County sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish on Jan. 5. Parrish was shot and killed whereas trying to position Matthew Riehl below a psychological well being maintain on Dec. 31 at Riehl’s condominium in Highlands Ranch.Re: “It’s our responsibility to be taught from the demise of Deputy Zackari Parrish,” Jan. 12 editorial.
Thanks to your considerate editorial. Nonetheless, I want you had gone a step additional and included a point out of an answer that different states have applied. It completely addresses the state of affairs of Matthew Riehl, who killed County sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish. It’s referred to as a gun violence restraining order. If Colorado had a GVRO regulation on the books, Riehl’s dad and mom or regulation enforcement personnel, out of concern for Riehl’s unstable state of affairs, might have filed such a restraining order. If a choose agreed, Riehl’s firearms might have been quickly eliminated till his state of affairs turned extra secure. I’ll proceed pushing state legislators till they see the worth of this answer.
Julie Meyers, Denver
I learn with curiosity the editorial in Sunday’s paper concerning Deputy Zackari Parrish’s tragic demise. The most important level of your editorial missed an necessary remark by Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, who said following Parrish’s demise: “That is Colorado. All people has a gun.” That’s precisely the issue. We’ve change into a rustic that’s obsessive about weapons, hid carry, do-it-yourself components accessible on-line, and so on. All of the psychological well being sources we might probably put to make use of will not be the reply. It’s previous time for our leaders to face as much as the NRA.
Jane Truesdell, Arvada