Lawmen remembered for selfless service

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo (KKCO)-- Two Pueblo County lawmen are being honored after they were killed in a plane crash.

Leide Defusco, 43, and John Barger, 63, died when their plane crashed in the San Isabel National Forest on Friday.

They were searching the Southern Colorado mountains for evidence of an illegal marijuana grow.

Defusco was a captain with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and Police Department.

Barger retired from the police department in 2009 after 32 years of service. Both also served on the local SWAT team.

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