Sheriff’s son victim of Denver-area shooting
January 7, 2018
Courtesy Photo/Douglas County Sheriff’s Department
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at 5:14 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Copper Canyon apartments in Highlands Ranch, south of Denver, in what turned out to be a deadly encounter that received national news attention and a message of support to law enforcement officers from President Trump.
Among those deputies was former Niwot resident Jeff Pelle, son of Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle and former Niwot Post Office employee Stephanie Pelle.
The younger Pelle was one of five deputies shot in the altercation that ensued after initial contact, one of whom died of his wo...