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Adsit Strong is proud to announce that Detective Dan Brite will be one of the beneficiaries of our annual Rise and Run 5K this year! Please join us on Saturday, September 16, 2017 for this special event! Registration info will be posted soon.
Detective Brite is an amazing man who exemplifies the courage and dedication required of law enforcement officers. He miraculously survived a gunshot wound that, by all accounts, should have ended his life. For those who don't know Detective Brite's story of bravery and survival against all odds, please see below.
On 09/02/16, Detective Dan Brite and other members of the Douglas County IMPACT Unit responded to a suicidal subject. Upon arrival, the subject was leaving his residence with several weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammo. The subject saw the police and retreated back to his residence. Members of the IMPACT Unit followed the subject back to his residence. Upon immediately entering the subject’s driveway, he opened fire on members of the IMPACT Unit with an AK-47 rifle.
Members of the IMPACT Unit immediately returned fire. Detective Brite was shot in the chest with an AK-47 round. He was wearing body armor, but the bullet entered the left side of his chest just below his armpit - the small area not covered by a vest. Detective Brite continued firing on the subject until he lost consciousness. A SWAT Medic and members of the IMPACT Unit immediately assessed Detective Brite and transported him to an awaiting ambulance. Detective Brite was transported to Parker Adventist Hospital.
Detective Brite was dead upon entering the hospital. Dr. Bertocchi, along with an amazing hospital staff, began the nearly impossible task of bringing Detective Brite back to life. Detective Brite was given less than a 1% chance of survival, but he came back to life. Just 20 minutes later, Detective Brite died a second time, and the hospital staff shocked his heart repeatedly until he came back to life.
Detective Brite became a paraplegic due to the gunshot wound. He faces a very long road to recovery.
Adsit Strong is honored to share Detective Brite's story and support him as one of the beneficiaries of this year's Rise and Run. Please join us this year in supporting this amazing man!
7 months 4 days ago
We will be extending donations to Officer Reick through December 17th! If you have not donated yet, please don't wait to assist a hero in need!
Critically injured Denver Police Officer Steve Reick. Please read his incredible story and support this local hero by donating at:
9 months 5 days ago
What a great morning with great people! Thank you to everyone that came out to honor injured first responders!
9 months 6 days ago
Packet pick up is today! 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Lone Tree Runners Roost. Come grab your bib and runners shirt. If you have not registered you still can to receive the runners shirt and finisher metal. Use the code 30forfamilies at check out. Www.adsitstrong.org/riseandrun
9 months 1 week ago
Don't miss out
Register today for the Rise and Run 5k this Saturday to support injured first responders. We will be honoring Sgt. Lopez, Jr.,Agent Collins, and Deputy Arnold www.adsitstrong.org/riseandrun/ use the code 25forfamilies at check out for 25% off registration.
Promo video from last year's Rise and Run 5K