Detective Dan Brite, injured in Parker shooting, showing ‘promising progress’


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – Detective Dan Brite is making “promising progress” following a shooting with a suspect in Parker on Friday, the sheriff’s office said on Sunday.

Doctors say they are seeing promising progress in Detective Brite and he is responding to stimulus.

His wife, Sgt. Christine Brite, who also works for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, says she believes prayer has played a role in his recovery and asks the community for continued support.

Officers believe the close proximity to Parker Adventist Hospital, as well as quick work by doctors and paramedics, saved Detective Brite’s life.

Authorities say they have concluded the bulk of their evidence gathering and interviews. The incident began at a house in Parker on Dixon Road.

Officers saw the suspect, 40-year-old Randall Rodick, carrying weapons and what appeared to be an ammo box between his home and RV. Rodick then got in his RV and began driving and shooting at officers.

That’s when Detective Brite was hit.

“I’m very proud of the men and women of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, our partners, the Castle Rock Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol, and South Metro Fire all working together to bring this tragic situation to an end,” Sheriff Spurlock with the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office said.

“I also can’t thank the Parker Adventist Hospital enough for their professionalism, talent and hospitality to officers, employees, family and friends,” Spurlock added.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of Detective Brite.