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I was 20 years old.
I was a son, a brother and a friend. I was almost a daddy.
I had just learned my son was stillborn.
As someone with ASD, I didn't know how to handle my sadness, my anger, my loss...

I made some bad decisions on September 29th. But none that should have cost me my life.

Police had been at my home for over an hour.
They never called to me. They never reached out to me.
Instead, they got impatient and SWAT rolled their BearCat to the front of my house.

They shot me in the face 90 seconds after they parked.

My parents were a block away trying to get to me

January 2, 2020 10:51 pm
Published  11:02 pm
The mother of a man killed during a standoff in Monument during late 2019 is asking for changes after the deputies involved will not face charges. 

Crystina Page, the mother of the 20-year-old victim David Page, says she had warned El Paso County Sheriff’s Office that same day about her son’s mental health issues prior to the deadly encounter. Now, she wants local law enforcement to find alternative ways of dealing with mental health crisis interventions.