The Cascade County Deputy that was killed in the high-speed car chase has been identified as 33 year old Joe Dunn. Deputy Joe Dunn of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office was killed in the line of duty Thursday after being struck by the suspects vehicle being pursued by law enforcement.
In cascade County's 127-year history Dunn is the second officer to die in the line of duty.
Sheriff Bob Edwards released a statement:
Our hearts are heavy and full of sorrow at the loss of our brother. No words can truly describe how we feel. Deputy Dunn gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved…protecting the citizens of Cascade County. Deputy Dunn will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you for your dedication and service to the citizens of Cascade County. God Speed Deputy Dunn.
Joe Dunn is survived by his parents, siblings, wife and two small children.
The suspect that led Police on the High-speed chase that started on Highway 89 in Belt and ended on 15th street North in Black Eagle has been identified as Adam Sanchez.
In April Sanchez was charged with three felonies from an alleged incident involving meth possession with the intent to distribute.
Cascade County Attorney John Parker tells KFBB that Sanchez who was taken from the scene in an ambulance is currently in custody. Parker also says the investigation is complex and no other details are being released at this time. The Great Falls Police Department is the lead agency in this investigation.
Several people in the community have joined together to support the family of Joe Dunn by donating funds to a GoFundME page titled "CCSO Fallen Deputy." The page has raised over $14,000 in donations. Click here to visit the page.