Limon CO Officer shot and killed
Limon CO is the definition of small town (1700 people). One of it's biggest forms of revenue is travellers, as it is where US Rt 24 splits off of interstate 70. There is no east/west interstate into CO Springs, so anyone coming to CO Springs from the east gets off the interstate at Limon, and takes Rt 24 in to town.
This is a half hour down the road from my house, and is a very pleasant little town.
Police Officer Jay Sheridan | Limon Police Department, Colorado
Police Officer Jay Sheridan
Limon Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Committed suicide
Officer Jay Sheridan was shot and killed as he and other officers
served a fugitive arrest warrant at approximately 6:10 pm.
As the officers entered the mobile home where the subject lived
the man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Officer Sheridan.
Two other officers on the scene remained in another room in the
home and called for assistance.
The subject was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
later in the evening after a SWAT team made entry into the
Officer Sheridan had served with the Limon Police Department for
six years. He is survived by his wife and child.