We live in Colorado, actually in Garfield County, which according to Wikipedia is the eighth most extensive and the twelfth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 56,389 at 2010 census. The county is named in honor of United States President James A. Garfield. The county seat is Glenwood Springs.
Now I wanted to start out with this bit of knowledge, because all I have been hearing since Morgan was murdered is that we live in a small town, so they have limited resources. Not enough qualified professionals in law enforcement, or in the Coroner’s office…does this mean that if you have crimes committed against you, and you live in a small town, that you have no rights compared to others that live in a big city? I don’t believe that for one minute…should over 56,000 people not be able to feel safe? When mistakes are made wouldn’t you think the professionals in charge would want to correct those mistakes in order to protect, and serve the citizens of this County as they have been sworn to do? In Morgan’s felony stalking, and murder case there have been so many mistakes made by the Sheriff’s Department, and the Coroner’s office – is this a case of CYA or is it a cover-up? I want to know – I have had people write in to me with their own stories of what happened to someone in their family, or one of their best friends, and they live in this County – this feels to me like it has been going on for a long time…like this is generational. When will it change? It will never change, and it could someday happen to your family if we don’t all come together, and demand that it change!
Our family has lived in this valley since the 70’s. This is a beautiful place, and I remember I always thought it was the perfect place to raise a family – safer than a big city, but under this beautiful face there now lies a dark secret. Very bad things have been happening in Colorado for quite some time now, and there are people that can’t afford for this to all come out. Some of it they could not contain, as when the media has taken hold of some horrid events that have happened in just the last couple of years here in Colorado – but for the sake of tourism, and the economy most things are kept under raps. Why, oh why, can’t the state enforce it’s laws, do the right thing, and go on the attack against crime? To me that seems like the best course of action. Then this beautiful state can also become the safest state – something to be proud of, instead of people referring to it as the devil with a mask of beauty covering it’s face.
Morgan loved Colorado for it’s beauty and nature. She also stayed away from certain people because they were entrenched in drugs, drama and lies, among other things. I refuse any longer to sit by and allow those people to make up lies about Morgan to protect themselves. It is time to finally go on the offensive and tell not only the truth – but the whole truth about who was involved in Morgan’s stalking and murder. Before I was waiting for another law enforcement agency to come along and look into this, but I am now tired of waiting – it has been over 6 years now! Steve and I will now through everything we can muster into getting justice for Morgan, helping others in the same situation, and making the changes we want to see made. If some people don’t like it – too bad.
We will need everyone’s help. I have realized now that when I accept others help we end up so much further along this path. I have been told that there is an army on the other side as well as an army here on earth that want to help make these changes – so here we go – the time is now!