Montrose Answers Call to Help Deputy

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Friday night, a Montrose County Sheriff's deputy lost everything after his house burned down. Sunday, the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and Montrose residents took action.

The Sheriff's Office is taking donations to give Deputy Scott Kibel and set up a bank account for his family at the downtown Montrose Wells Fargo.

The Sheriff's Office says Deputy Kibel has only the clothes he was wearing the night of the fire. It is asking for clothes, furniture, giftcards, and Christmas presents for him, his wife, and his three young daughters.

The Sheriff's Office says they are touched by the response of the Montrose community, and people who dropped things off at the Sheriff's Office say they're glad to help out.

"This is hardly nothing compared to they lost," said Montrose resident Kristy Pittman. "It would be great if people could help them out a little bit because of what they do for us."

"Even though he's on the west end and we're on the east end, we're all still a family," said Carrie Wingfield, of the Montrose County Sheriff's Department. "Anything that happens this close to Christmas is just terrible."

Deputy Kibel says in an email to 11 News that he and his family are overwhelmed with the support and the contributions they've received from Nucla and Montrose. He says the most important thing is that he and his family are all still safe.

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