A former Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputy is dead after a confrontation outside the sheriff's office headquarters in Centennial just before 10 p.m. Oct. 29.
Mark Bidon, 50, was approached …
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Mark Bidon, 50, was approached by an on-duty deputy who observed Bidon in a vehicle backed into the exit gate area of the sheriff's office, according to a news release by ACSO. Two other deputies arrived soon after, and Bidon pointed a gun at one of them, the release states, and deputies fired at Bidon, killing him. The deputies were not injured.
The sheriff's office headquarters is located at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway.
Bidon was an Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy from 2000-10, when he resigned, according to the release.
The names of the deputies involved in the shooting were not released. They have been placed on administrative leave or temporarily reassigned pending an external review of the incident by the 18th Judicial District's Critical Response Team.
"This is a difficult day for our entire agency," Sheriff Dave Walcher said in the news release. "Not only are we needing to support our deputies who have been involved in this critical incident, we also want to provide support to those employees who previously worked with the suspect and may be affected by these events."
No further information was released.
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