Hundreds mourn slain Montrose police officer
MONTROSE, Colorado – Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a Montrose police officer who was shot to death during a domestic disturbance call.
The 1,500-seat gymnasium at Montrose High School was full and at least 300 people watched by a video hookup in an auxiliary gym on Friday as Gov. Bill Ritter and others paid tribute to Sgt. David Kinterknecht.
Kinterknecht was killed and two officers were wounded in the shootings Saturday. Investigators identified the shooter as 52-year-old Dennis E. Gurney and say he took his own life.
In a statement published in the Montrose Daily Press Friday, Kinternecht’s wife, Kathy, wrote that she is “very angry now” but hopes to find peace and to focus on her husband’s life, not his death.