Public health officials say they need protection. State legislators agree. – CBS Denver

Public health officials say they need protection.  State legislators agree.  - CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Public health officials have told Colorado state lawmakers they are threatened and harassed by people angry at COVID-19 restrictions and need protection. A worker says her dogs have been poisoned while others say their cars have been vandalized.

San Juan Basin Public Health Director Lianne Jollon said protesters even showed up at her home.

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“The first time the crowd arrived, they had signs, flags, megaphones. It was incredibly shocking. I am now deeply shaken whenever there is a slow driver near my front door.

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According to the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, 80% of Colorado public health officials say they were threatened last year, and 19 public health directors have resigned or are …

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