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CSPD receives hundreds of cards and letters for Officer Cem Duzel’s family

Posted at 12:57 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 20:24:17-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Looking for a way to send support to injured Officer Cem Duzel and his family? The Colorado Springs Police Department has a card drop off location at the downtown Police Operations Center (POC).

This follows many inquiries from concerned citizens on how to send cards to Officer Duzel’s family.  Cards can be dropped off or mailed to 705 S Nevada, CO 80923, to the attention of Lieutenant Howard Black.

CSPD spokesperson Lt. Howard Black says they have received hundreds of cards so far.

“You really feel the love and the concern from our community,” said Black.
“We are getting a tremendous amount of cards coming in and I can tell you that is so meaningful for Cem’s family and they’re reading every one of those cards.”

Get well card written for Officer Cem Duzel
Get well card written for Officer Cem Duzel

The department said all cards will be brought to Duzel’s family at the hospital.

In the latest update from Colorado Springs Police, there have been no significant changes to Officer Duzel’s status as he remains in critical but stable condition.

Officer Duzel was gravely wounded while responding to a shots fired call on Boulder Street in the early hours of August 2nd. Duzel sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was rushed to the nearby Level 1 trauma center for treatment.

Police have been asking the public to be patient with updates as the Colorado Springs Police Department is working to balance medical updates with Cem’s privacy.

Officer Duzel has been with CSPD for 5 years and is assigned as a patrol officer for the Sand Creek Division.

Colorado Springs Police Officer Cem Duzel
Colorado Springs Police Officer Cem Duzel