Colorado Man Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Peace Officer

A western Colorado man is learning the seriousness of ignoring and fighting the commands of a peace officer after being sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison. Connor MacLaird pleaded guilty last spring to Attempted First Degree Assault for attacking Sheriff Brett Shroetlin with a knife on September 15th, an incident which resulted in MacLaird being shot. “Mr. MacLaird’s dangerous conduct threatened the lives of members of our law enforcement community and nearly cost him his own life,” shares Colorado’s 14th District Attorney Brett Barkey. “Mr. MacLaird was ultimately saved by the quick, professional action of the very officers he had just attacked. This sentence appropriately holds Mr. MacLaird accountable for his actions and brings this difficult matter to a close.” MacLaird is sentenced to serve 10 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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