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A headshot of Tony Palato.

LODD: Firefighter-Paramedic Anthony Palato of South Metro (CO) Fire Rescue

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With great sadness, South Metro Fire Rescue announces the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Palato.
Demonstrators carry placards as they walk down Sable Boulevard during a rally and march over the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colo..

Officials: Police in Elijah McClain Hometown Racially Biased

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A civil rights investigation that was launched amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the department.
The city of Aurora officially launched the Aurora Mobile Response Team.

Aurora (CO) Launches Mobile Response Team

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The team pairs a licensed mental health clinician with a paramedic to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and de-escalation services.

Indictment of Paramedics in Elijah McClain’s Death Is First of Its Kind, Experts Say

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The case could carry implications for the entire emergency medical profession.
In this June 27, 2020, file photo, demonstrators carry a giant placard during a rally and march over the death of Elijah McClain outside the police department in Aurora, Colo.

Officers, Paramedics Charged in Elijah McClain’s Death

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Three suburban Denver police officers and two paramedics were indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of Elijah McClain.
The photo shows the front of an orange ambulance.

Rural EMS in CO: Underfunded, Overworked and Urgently Needed

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Unlike police and fire, EMS is not considered an essential service by Colorado, which is the norm in this country.
FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, is a vial of ketamine, which is normally stored in a locked cabinet, in Chicago.

CO Law Limiting Ketamine Use Signed into Law

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The death of Aurora's Elijah McClain spurred national calls for restrictions on first responders' use of chemical restraints. His death also led to a new Colorado state law.
The photo shows the Star of Life.

Denver Health Employees Seek Pandemic Hazard Pay

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Employees want the hospital to use a portion of pandemic relief money to give workers hazard pay.
A man stands holding a blue line flag at the beginning of a line of about 30 police cars lined up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot in Arvada, Colo., on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Three Killed in CO Shooting, Including Officer, Suspect

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A gunman is believed to have shot and killed an officer and another person in a shopping district in a Denver suburb Monday before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.
FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, is a vial of ketamine, which is normally stored in a locked cabinet, in Chicago.

How Would CO Regulate Ketamine Administration?

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Lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would place restrictions on the use of ketamine by paramedics outside of hospitals.