Weld County Sherrif's Deputy (CO) shot and killed after pursuit with DV suspect
Deputy Sheriff Sam Brownlee
Weld County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: W679
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Deputy Sam Brownlee was shot and killed while attempting to capture a suspect following a high-speed chase.
A deputy from neighboring Morgan County and a Wiggins police officer attempted to stop the suspect after identifying the suspect's vehicle in relation to an earlier domestic violence case. The suspect refused to yield and led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed chase across Morgan and Weld counties.
The pursuit at times exceeded 100 miles per hour before stop sticks were deployed, successfully disabling the vehicle in a residential area of Evans. Deputy Brownlee pursued the suspect on foot before both were fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire.
Deputy Brownlee had served with the Weld County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife.
RIP brother. :(