As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Incident:Det. Young and Det. John Bishop were both shot while working off-duty providing security for a baptism. Det. Bishop was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived. Tragically, Det. Young did not survive. It is not yet known if Det. Young had a bulletproof vest on.
Additional Information: Det. Young was a 12-year veteran of the Denver Police Department. He leaves behind a wife and two young daugthers.
DENVER, Co. ---- Denver Police say they have a good description of the man they believe killed one of their own. They released a composite sketch of the suspect. Donald R. Young, a Denver Police detective was killed when he was shot in the back early Sunday morning, according to police. Detective John H. Bishop also was shot, but he has been treated and released from Denver Health Medical Center. Detective Bishop was wearing a bulletproof vest, which may have saved his life. It's unclear at this time if Detective Young was wearing a vest.
The shooting happened in the 1700 block of W. Mississippi Avenue shortly before 1 a.m.
Police say the officers were providing security for a baptism celebration at the Salon Ocampo hall.
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