Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

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Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

Sheriff cites policy violations, including shooting from a moving vehicle
County Road G was closed overnight at the Utah border on Feb. 15 as officers from Utah and FBI officials investigated a fatal shootout that followed a Montezuma County car chase.

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

County Road G was closed overnight at the Utah border on Feb. 15 as officers from Utah and FBI officials investigated a fatal shootout that followed a Montezuma County car chase.

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputy Edward Oxley was involved in a fatal shootout in McElmo Canyon Feb. 15. The U.S. attorney’s office in Utah ruled the homicide was justified, but Oxley was later fired by Sheriff Steve Nowlin.

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A fatal shootout in February ended in Utah, just past the Ismay Trading Post on County Road G. A man was killed, and the investigation is continuing.
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