December 3, 2014 – On December 3, 2014, Denver Poliice Officer John Adsit was at work. During his daily duties, he was assigned to the bike patrol unit to assist with escorting hundreds of students marching on Colfax Avenue for a protest. During this time, a driver suffering from a medical condition struck John and dragged him under the vehicle.
John suffered numerous injuries, which include the loss of his spleen, broken ribs, a broken femur and having his left arm crushed. He has undergone twelve surgeries so far and just recently, on February 18, 2015, had been cleared to go home to his family.
On May 3, 2015, the 2nd Annual MC1 Honor Run was held to benefit Officer Adsit. Proceeds went to assist he and his family. It could not have been a success without the 500 riders, the sponsors, and all of the volunteers.
In February of 2016, Park County Sheriff Capt. Mark Hancock, Corp. Nate Carrigan, and Deputy Kolby Martin attempted to serve an eviction notice when gunfire erupted from within the home. Deputy Martin was shot multiple times in his lower extremities and spent a large amount of time recovering.
In March of 2016, Trey was investigating a car crash in a snow storm. As he was finishing, he had goten into the back seat of one of the vehicles which was a 4-door pickup truck. That pickup got hit by another motorist, while Trey was in the back seat. Trey’s head went through the back window of the pickup truck. He was transported to the hospital with a serious head injury. The year prior, Deputy Arnold had had surgery on his neck and this injury threatened his career. In September of 2016, the MC-1 Foundation had a cookout in the parking lot of Machine Gun Tours to raise funds and donate to Deputy Arnold.
Antonio Lopez Jr has been a Denver Police Officer since 2008. Officer Lopez, the oldest of 5 followed in his father’s footsteps into his law enforcement career. On December 8, 2015 he was on routine patrol and conducted a traffic stop at 37th and Federal and was immediately barraged with gunfire.
Officer Lopez was shot three times (twice in the left arm and once in the chest) before he was even able to exit his patrol car. After exiting the vehicle he exchanges gunfire with the suspect. During the exchange he was struck by numerous bullets with one striking his in his left thigh; shattered his femur bone and severing the femoral artery. The suspect was struck once in the left ankle and fled the scene and was eventually apprehended by officers.
Officer Lopez was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center where he underwent numerous surgeries to save his life and limbs. He went through a total of 19 liters of blood transfusions and after five major surgeries he was released from the hospital on December 31, 2015.Officer Lopez still has a long road to recovery. He will undergo numerous nerve transplant surgeries in hope of allowing him to walk normally and regain feeling in his left leg.
On February 10th, Deputy Bill Foreman with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office was on the way to a homicide scene when he was struck by another driver. He spent months in the hospital before going home. When the board of MC-1 spoke to him he was in great spirits while still recovering.
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Announcement : The 2017 MC-1 Honor Run will be held September 30th! We have changed the date so please make sure and mark your calendar.
With your help, we have remained busy during 2016. With the funds raised during the 2016 MC-1 Honor Run, we were able to help Sgt. Tony Lopez Jr., as well as four other officers from Colorado. Please read their stories below.