Three Park County, CO sheriff’s deputies were shot today while serving an eviction notice. A 12-year veteran deputy was killed in the shootout. Another deputy is reported to have life threatening injuries.
CBS Denver reported:
A 12-year veteran deputy was killed in a shootout in Bailey Wednesday morning. Two other Park County Sheriff’s Office deputies were shot, one with life-threatening injuries.
The shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home at 36 Iris Drive in the Friendship Ranch Subdivision in Bailey when deputies attempted to serve an eviction notice. The subject, identified as Martin Wirth, was holding a rifle when he fired at the deputies.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office told CBS4 News there was a shootout between deputies and Wirth.
The suspect, Martin Wirth, of Bailey, CO, was a member of “Occupy Denver,” part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Posts to his Facebook page show that he apparently was a supporter of Black Lives Matter. In one post, he calls police “white supremacists.”
In one Facebook post, he wrote that cops should be treated like “assassins.”
Wirth was apparently a fan of Karl Marx, and Socialism.
An “Occupy Denver” website called on supporters to join Martin Wirth in fighting his eviction. A post on the site called for members to camp out at his home and resist police actions.
The post reads in part:
We are now calling for a non-violent eviction resistance at Martin’s. Martin’s has been an invaluable part of Occupy Denver from the very early days, he has sheltered people on several occasions as well as hosting the Occupy retreat. His property is an amazing mountain escape with lots of room for tents and camping. We hoping we can get as many folks as possible, wiling to stay up on the property and in the home with him. We need to buy him enough time to file for a temporary restraining order on the eviction and attempt to restart the legal battle that he is very adept at.
He was apparently a fan of Michael Moore’s.
And another of his anti-cop posts.
Do you think mainstream media will make mention that this cop killer is a leftist, socialist, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter supporter? Yeah, I doubt it too. Share this so everyone can see through the left’s white wash.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.