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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 Kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0362. Follow her on Twitter at @njKaitlinDurbin.

The 36 police officers from the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy take their oaths of office Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - The 36 police officers from the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy take their oaths of office Friday, April 14, 2017, during the graduation ceremony at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church for the 66th police class at the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Evidence of illegal recreational shooting in closed areas of the Pike National Forest, along Gold Camp Road.
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Colorado Springs Fire Captain Brian Vaughan, right, pets Jimmy who was visibly scared after he ran into a neighbor's garage following a house fire broke out in the morning off of El Dorado Lane on December 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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Two young children were found stabbed in what police are calling an "extremely gruesome" crime scene at a home in central Colorado Springs. Their older brother is being held as a suspect on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Stuffed animals were left in front of the home by mourners. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Courtesy of Manitou Springs Police Department/Facebook
Robert Ours' two days of terror on the streets of El Paso County ended at this spot on Bradley Road, east of Marksheffel Road Nov. 21, 2017, when he crashed head-on into Eillicott Middle School principal Diane Garduno while trying to pass another vehicle. Ours, 21, and Garduno, 48, died from the crash.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Robert Ours' two days of terror on the streets of El Paso County ended at this spot on Bradley Road, east of Marksheffel Road Nov. 21, 2017, when he crashed head-on into Eillicott Middle School principal Diane Garduno while trying to pass another vehicle. Ours, 21, and Garduno, 48, died from the crash. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Photo courtesy University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Janel Lyons of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation lab in Pueblo West shows off its National Integrated Ballistic Information Network technology being used in firearms related cases throughout southern Colorado. Photographed on Friday, December 8, 2017.