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"Bullet missed his heart by an inch" say father of wounded Douglas County deputy

By: John Bear, The Denver Post
January 3, 2018 Updated: January 3, 2018 at 8:38 am
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photo - Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, left, sits beside the bed of his son, Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Jeff Pelle, who was shot on New Year's Eve in an ambush in Highlands Ranch, and two family members not identified by Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, which tweeted this photo.
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, left, sits beside the bed of his son, Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Jeff Pelle, who was shot on New Year's Eve in an ambush in Highlands Ranch, and two family members not identified by Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, which tweeted this photo. 

Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Pelle remains hospitalized after a “bullet missed his heart by an inch,” his father, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said.

Jeff Pelle was one of four law enforcement officers wounded Sunday in a fatal shootout with a gunman at a Douglas County apartment complex. Deputy Zackari Parrish was killed, two other deputies, a Castle Rock police officer and two neighbors were wounded.

Pelle, who also experienced a collapsed lung, is the only one still hospitalized.

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