Donors fill all appointments at blood drive for Det. Dan Brite

PARKER, Colo. -- Dozens of people turned up to donate blood for a Douglas County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the line of duty.

Det. Dan Brite was shot Sept. 2 while responding to a report of a suicidal man with a gun near Sierra Middle School and Parker Adventist Hospital.

The gunman, 40-year-old Randall Rodick, was shot and killed by a deputy, investigators said.

The blood drive started at 9 a.m. and all 40 appointments available at the mobile blood drive were taken by about 10 a.m., according to Liz Lambert with Bonfils Blood Centers.

The Parker Police Department said Parker Mayor Mike Waid was among the volunteers who donated.

Those who wish to donate for Brite can make an appointment at any Bonfils donor center and mention code 7311 when checking in. The group code will be available indefinitely, officials said.

To make an appointment, call 303-363-2300 or going online at Bonfils.org.