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Douglas County remembers Deputy Zackari Parrish two years later

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 13:51:08-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY — Two years ago today, Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish was killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance in Highlands Ranch.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office had a remembrance ceremony Tuesday to honor Parrish.

Parrish was one of several deputies who responded to the call Dec. 31, 2017, involving a man battling mental illness.

The Douglas County Sheriff said it was almost immediately after they arrived when shots rang out.

Parrish was killed in the incident that injured four other deputies and two civilians.

Earlier this year, the Highlands Ranch post office dedicated their office to him in a ceremony.

Parrish’s legacy also lives on through his wife’s foundation, which helps families of law enforcement facing difficult times.

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