Crowd packs Great Falls auditorium to honor slain deputy


GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A crowd packed a Great Falls auditorium today to remember Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn.

Dunn was run over and killed during a high speed chase last week.  He was a war veteran and was just 33-years old.  He left behind a wife and two small children.           

Cascade County prosecutors say a 40-year-old Great Falls man was on a "drug-fueled rampage" while being pursued by law enforcement officers and deliberately swerved his vehicle to hit Dunn.  He was standing outside his patrol car.

Just hours before the ceremony began, suspect Adam Sanchez Jr. made an initial appearance on a deliberate homicide charge Thursday in Justice Court in Chouteau County.

Sanchez had been held on a $2 million bond for violating the terms of his release in another case. County Attorney John Parker asked for an additional $3 million bond on the homicide charge.
Public defender Matt McKittrick asked that Sanchez's bail remain at $2 million.
Sanchez is jailed in Fort Benton because the Cascade County jail is run by the sheriff's office.

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