September 30, 2018

2018 MC-1 Beneficiary, Deputy J. Pelle

Douglas County Deputy Jeffrey Pelle has been in law enforcement since 2012. On new year's eve of 2017, he and several other deputies entered an apartment to place a mental health hold on a subject and were met with gunfire. Attempting to rescue his partner, Deputy Parrish, Deputy Pelle was shot in the chest, a half an inch from his heart. The bullet entered near his armpit and traveled diagonally down to his colon. He suffered a collapsed lung, punctured diaphragm, multiple broken ribs, and a lacerated liver.

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 (on light duty) 17 weeks after he was injured. Pelle continues to see doctors and attends physical therapy.

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 a.m.
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