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DougCo deputy sheriff hero Garcia survives gun fight, spurs rare bipartisan...

Two years ago Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Michael Garcia was working an extra duty assignment when he pulled over drunk businessman Richard Anderson, who had just held a gun to a bar manager's head and refused to pay his bill. Anderson exited his Pathfinder, walked toward Deputy Garcia and let burst a hail of 13 bullets, hitting Garcia in the arm. Garcia returned fire, eventually landing shots in Anderson's stomach and neck. Garcia radioed for medical help for Anderson and now he's receiving a Congressional Badge of Bravery, pulling down kudos from Democratic U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Douglas County Republican Congressman Mike Coffman.