The last hours of Michael Kocher as per the official DA report…
Two months ago, Michael Kocher, the BeachGrit writer and lover of Facebook, coke and booze, roughly in that order, was shot dead by police after holding an ex-gal and her studs hostage.
On BeachGrit, Mike wrote eloquently about being a soldier in Iraq, cleaning up the detritus of suicide bombers and so forth, how he quit surfing to take up a job a a heroin salesman, and, shortly before he died, about getting into Denver’s EDM scene.
A couple of year before soaring to heaven, Michael scammed readers out of $8600 when he said he had inoperable cancer.
That particular story featured the lovely passage:
I have big plans for the time I have left. I’ve done more in 31 years than most people will do their entire lives. I’ve been to 37 countries, 44 states, most of the Canadian provinces and Mexican States. I’ve had dolphins play with my feet while the sun sets huge over beautiful Pacific lines. I’ve watched the sun rise over 14,000 foot peaks with people I wouldn’t replace with anyone in the world and I’ve done it all by refusing to give in.
There’s more left to be done though, more to change, more to live, more to love, more to fuck, and more to ride.
So I’ll fuck, I’ll ride, and I’ll change and I’ll do all these things while caring for the needs of everyone around me because I’m a big fucking puppy and you gotta take care of your pack.
But while I’m doing that I’ll be looking forward to that last day that we’ll call the end of pain.
The end of pain is a good thing and will be a great day.
Anyway, earlier today, Vikki Migoya, who is the director of communications at the DA’s office in the Colorado counties where Michael was shot, emailed me a link to the report on the shooting.
Her message was cold. Understandable, I guess, when drug freaks start waving guns.
attached is how his story ended
Review of March 2, 2017, shooting death of Michael Kocher by Englewood Police SWAT officer is attached, or view online: