High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown


Early this morning (Thursday, November 16, 2017) the Colorado State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south of Lamar.  As they approached the city limits of Lamar, the vehicle slowed down and they called off the pursuit.  Local Law Enforcement then “picked up” the vehicle and proceeded to follow it expecting that it would go through and exit the town.  The vehicle changed directions and eventually pulled into the main parking lot of the Hospital – Parking Lot A.

Prowers County Dispatch called our Emergency Department and notified a Nurse on duty that law enforcement had two suspects at gunpoint in our parking lot and advised that we “lockdown” the facility. We followed directions and initiated the lockdown.   At 07:16 am, “Code Silver – Parking Lot” was paged overhead to alert staff and visitors.  At 07:22 am “Code-Silver – All Clear” was paged.

The Colorado State Patrol and Local Law Enforcement had the situation under control from the beginning and were successful in apprehending the individuals without incident.

Karen L. Bryant
Chief Operating Officer
Prowers Medical Center


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