Former inmate helps Larimer County deputy subdue attacker

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A former inmate of the Larimer County Jail came to the rescue of a Sheriff’s deputy Thursday night by helping to subdue a man attacking the officer.

The incident began when the deputy stopped to help the two men with a broken down vehicle that was parked off the side of the road at I-25 and Highway 34.

After offering to help them, the deputy asked for their identification and learned that one was a fugitive with an outstanding warrant.

Investigators say 19-year-old Donovan James Boggs started punching the deputy in the face and wrestled him to the ground when he tried to place Boggs under arrest.

The former inmate then jumped into the fight and helped the deputy subdue Boggs.

When asked why he came to the aid of the deputy, the man said he had contact with the deputy while he was incarcerated and the deputy “had always treated him fairly and with respect.”

The deputy was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Boggs faces felony charges.

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