‘I guess I’m losing my gun again,’ Idaho deputy said moments after fatally shooting knife-wielding man in front of his mother


Orofino, Idaho — Newly released body camera footage shows the moments when Clearwater County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot 48-year-old Michael Trappett who was wielding a knife outside his parents’ home. Clearwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Brittany Brokop shot Trappett, on Jan. 31, 2022, after his mother called 911 saying her son, who had bipolar disorder and was intoxicated that morning, had picked up a large knife and had become aggressive.

Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz released a statement on the investigation – read here.

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