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March 20, 2013

"Manhunt after head of Colorado Department of Corrections killed answering doorbell"

The title of this post is the headline of this disturbing breaking news from Colorado.  Here are the basics:

The head of the Colorado Department of Corrections was fatally shot when he answered the doorbell at his home Tuesday night, authorities say.

Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says Tom Clements was shot to death around 8:30 p.m. in the town of Monument, which is north of Colorado Springs.  It is unclear if his wife and two daughters were home at the time of the shooting and police are searching for the gunman....

In a letter to DOC employees, Governor John Hickenlooper confirmed that the 58-year-old had been killed, KDVR.com reported.  "We have no more details than that," Hickenlooper wrote.  "I am so sad. I have never worked with a better person than Tom, and I can’t imagine our team without him. … As your Executive Director, he helped change and improve DOC in two years more than most people could do in eight years."

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I will never live without an intercom system for my door. I do not not answer my door to unknown or unexpected persons. (I live in a single family residence)

Posted by: folly | Mar 25, 2013 11:16:56 PM

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