Zakari Parrish was the latest casualty in when he was shot and killed on December 31, 2017 in Highlands Ranch. This really isn’t anything new, however, it’s shocking and devastating when it occurs. There have been multiple occurrences where officers have died in the line of duty. It was a very unexpected situation.
“Parrish died when multiple people began shooting while he simultaneously helped another citizen out (www.denverpost.com).” The shooting was rapid. He shortly passed after that.
A new year just started, and an officer has already died for doing their job. The right conditions for a police officer do not always take place since they risk their lives on a daily basis. This event has led many to question if many more officers will be in danger. The death of officer Parrish has led his family to suffer a traumatizing loss. Not only was Parrish’s family devastated by the loss but his community and colleagues were too.