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Officer Down: Sheriff identifies deputy killed in Colorado New Year’s Eve ambush

New information has been revealed about the Colorado sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty while responding to a call in a Denver suburb Sunday morning.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, there were several casualties of a shooting that occurred when Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence.

Four deputies and two civilians received what were not expected to be life-threatening injuries and one deputy died from gunshot wounds.

According to CBS News, the officer killed was 29-year-old Zakari Parrish, who joined the agency just seven months ago.

Sheriff Tony Spurlock shared his emotional experience he shared with the officer’s widow, now left to raise two children without their father.

He said that as he sat with her in the wake of the tragic news he “could see in her eyes that her life was over.”

Spurlock expressed his condolences as well as his own grief over losing his deputy, according to NBC News.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Zackari,” he said, calling it “very difficult” to have seen him for the last time.

At least 100 rounds were fired in the apparent ambush attack on responding law enforcement during the early-morning incident. The suspected gunman has been described as someone local authorities knew but had not previously arrested.

The suspect was reportedly armed with a rifle and was also killed during the incident.

The four officers injured in the attack were identified by officials Sunday as 28-year-old Mike Doyle, 30-year-old Taylor Davis, 31-year-old Tom O’Donnell and 32-year-old Jeffrey Pelle.

FBI agents are aiding local law enforcement in the investigation.

[Featured image: Associated Press]