CRIME IN COLORADO - 1998
There Is No Greater Love Than This
On the morning of May 29, 1998, Officer Dale Claxton was on patrol when he observed a 1998 white Mack water truck with New Mexico license plates, which had been reported stolen from a construction site near Ignacio, Colorado. Unknown to Officer Claxton, in the stolen water truck were three men dressed in camouflaged military style clothing, including kevlar vests and helmets, carrying fully automatic rifles. Before Officer Claxton could exit his patrol car, a gunman exited the passenger side of the truck and opened fire killing Officer Claxton. Three assisting officers from Colorado and Utah law enforcement agencies were injured and hospitalized. In June, 1998, one suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The remaining two suspects are still at large. Officer Claxton was a three year veteran of the Cortez Police Department.
Courage knows no limits. It is not bound by a persons age or sex or race. Courage is a spirit that is at home in the hearts of brave men and women everywhere.
This book is dedicated to all the brave men and women who serve our society at the risk of making the supreme sacrifice.