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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.

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.
Despite Hurricane Maria falling to a category 4 storm by the time it hit Puerto Rico on September 20, it left catestrophic destruction.
(Courtesy of Monument Police Department/Facebook)
police cars
The fleet of cars used by the CSPD have been deteriorating for years. Peeling paint and rust plague some of the oldest cars. Monday, January 27, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Crime scene photo by Liz Forster, The Gazette.
State Trooper Killed
The flag is presented to fallen Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue's wife during his service at Denver First Church of Nazarene, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Donahue was hit and killed by a truck while investigating a crash. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)
A runner in a turkey hat leaves from the starting line in a crowd of people at the Pikes Peak Turkey Trot in Colorado Springs, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)