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September 16, 2017
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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!
Antonio Lopez Jr. has been a Denver Police Officer since 2008. Sergeant Lopez is the oldest of 5 and followed in his father’s footsteps into his law enforcement career. On December 8, 2015, he was on routine patrol and conducted a traffic stop at 37th and Federal and was immediately barraged with gunfire.
Sergeant Lopez was shot three times (twice in the left arm and once in the chest) before he was even able to exit his patrol car. After exiting the vehicle, he exchanged gunfire with the suspect. During the exchange, he was struck by numerous bullets with one striking his left thigh; it shattered his femur bone and severed the femoral artery. The suspect was struck once in the left ankle, fled the scene and was eventually apprehended by officers.
Sergeant Lopez was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center where he underwent numerous surgeries to save his life and limbs. He went through a total of 19 liters of blood transfusions; and after five major surgeries, he was released from the hospital on December 31, 2015.
Sergeant Lopez still has a long road to recovery. He will undergo numerous nerve transplant surgeries, in hope of allowing him to walk normally and regain feeling in his left leg.
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$7,500 – Finish Line Sponsor – 1 available
$5,000 – Award Sponsor – 3 available
$3,500 – Water Station Sponsor – 2 available
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*Items for goodie bags must be delivered to Foundry Church by Monday, September 12th to ensure items can be stuffed into goodie bags. Expecting 1000 goodie bags.
*Company banners must be delivered to Foundry Church by Monday, September 12th. Banners will also need to be picked up after event on race day.