Thursday, July 30, 2020

Deputies involved in Fruita officer-involved shooting identified

Deputy Mitchell Meens
Deputy Ryan Reasoner
MESA COUNTY, Colo - The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the two MCSO deputies involved in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on the morning of July 17, 2020.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputies who discharged their duty firearm during this incident are Deputy Ryan Reasoner and Deputy Mitchell Meens.

Deputy Ryan Reasoner is a 3-year veteran of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. He is a Field Training Officer and is a recipient of the Medal of Merit Award. Deputy Reasoner is currently assigned to patrol.

Deputy Mitchell Meens is a 2-year veteran of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. He is a recipient of the Medal of Merit Award and is currently assigned to patrol.

As per standard protocol, Deputy Ryan Reasoner, and Deputy Mitchell Meens will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation that takes place independently of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) investigation.

The officer-involved shooting remains under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team. For the information about the CIRT investigation click here.