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Kaitlin Durbin

News Public Safety Reporter

Kaitlin Durbin covers public safety for The Gazette. The Ohio native joined the newspaper's staff in 2016. She previously worked in Mansfield, Ohio. You can reach Durbin at or by phone at 719-636-0362. Follow her on Twitter at @njKaitlinDurbin.

Colorado Springs Fire Department firefighter Mindie Verplank, left, checks the results of a urine test as Colorado Springs Police officer Sean Collins and clinical social worker Lori Montano talk with a patient Thursday, July 16, 2015, in a room at AspenPointe. The trio make up the Community Response Team and work together on mental health crisis calls. Verplank is also a nurse. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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A photo illustration of David whose last name has been withheld has to register for a child molestation charge that his fiance, Priscilla, said he got in Missouri for being with a girl he started dating when he was 17 and she was 14. After they broke up, her parents filed charges. More than 10 years later, he was removed from the sex offender registry. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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Colorado Springs Fire Department and the Heavy Rescue Technicians prepare their divers before they practices their ice dive training at Gold Camp Reservoir on Thursday January 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
A glitch in the Colorado Springs Police Department's electronic case filing system, which may have withheld reports in roughly 3,000 drug investigations across El Paso and Teller counties from 2013 through Dec. 2016, actually seemed to have no effect. Gazette file photo.
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CSPD detectives were on the scene of a shooting in the 3800 block of Soft Breeze Way, where authorities say three people were shot a party early Sunday morning. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette