- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a memorial service for the Colorado sheriff’s deputy killed during an eviction (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

A sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed while trying to evict a man from a home in a Colorado mountain community is being remembered as brave, compassionate and dedicated to his hometown.

About 4,000 people, including law enforcement officers from around the state, gathered Monday at a memorial service in suburban Denver for Park County Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan.

Authorities say the 35-year-old Carrigan was killed and two other deputies were wounded on Feb. 24 by 58-year-old Martin Wirth near the town of Bailey, southwest of Denver.

Wirth was a political activist who refused to pay his mortgage and had previous run-ins with police. He also died in the incident.

Carrigan had a fiancee and four stepchildren and coached football and baseball at a high school that he had attended.

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7:05 a.m.

The Colorado sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed while trying to evict a man near Bailey is being honored.

A memorial service for Park County Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan will be held Monday in the Denver suburb of Arvada. A procession of law-enforcement vehicles will precede the service at Faith Bible Chapel.

Carrigan was killed and two other deputies were injured on Feb. 24 about 45 miles southwest of Denver. The man who shot them, 58-year-old Martin Wirth, was killed when deputies returned fire.

Carrigan was 35. He had a fiancee and four stepchildren.


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