The 5th Annual MC-1 Honor Run will be held on Sunday September 30, 2018.
2018 MC-1 Beneficiary, Deputy J. Pelle
Deputy Jeffrey Pelle has been in law enforcement since 2012. He spent four years with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office since 2016.
On December 31st, 2017, Douglas County Sheriff Deputies responded to a mental subject, located at the Copper Canyon Apartments, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Deputies entered the apartment to place the subject on a mental health hold. Once deputies entered the apartment, they encounter gun fire from the subject.
Deputy Zack Parrish and Deputy Taylor Davis were shot immediately. Deputy Parrish was critically hit and went to the ground after being shot.
Deputy Michael Doyle and Deputy Jeff Pelle re-entered the apartment after backing out from the first round of gun fire, attempting to rescue Deputy Parrish.
As Deputy Doyle and Deputy Pelle were trying to remove Deputy Parrish from the apartment, they encountered multiple rounds of gun fire from the suspect. Deputy Doyle was shot in his arm. Deputy Pelle was shot in the chest. The bullet entered near Deputy Pelle’s armpit and traveled diagonally down near his colon. Deputy Pelle suffered a collapsed lung, punctured diaphragm, multiple broken ribs, and a lacerated liver. The bullet came within a half inch of Deputy Pelle’s heart.
Deputy Pelle was taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital, were he underwent surgery to save his life. Deputy Pelle remained in the hospital for 20 days before being released. With a great amount of support from his wife, family and friends, Deputy Pelle returned to work 17 weeks after he was injured.
The MC-1 Foundation with the Defenders LEMC will be hosting the 5th Annual MC-1 Honor Run on Sunday September 30, 2018. Registration will be at Columbine High School starting at 8:00 AM. More information and updates on the Ride will be available in the future.
The MC-1 Foundation is also looking for sponsorship for 2018 and for the 5th Annual MC-1 Honor Run. If interested please contact us at email@example.com.
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