The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage
The book about the Colorado bulldozer rampage that destroyed 13 buildings in a small mountain town has been published, casting light on that bizarre event, the rash of violent rampages in America and this country’s fact-challenged landscape.
Foreword by Patrick BrowerAnd so it is that I examine the story of the Killdozer, a menacing machine that destroyed my town and which set the tone for the post-truth America in which we live today.
Marv Heemeyer demolished my business, razed my town and nearly killed me as he rampaged through Granby, Colorado, on June 4, 2004. He was unstoppable in his menacing homemade tank, an 85-ton armored bulldozer with three weapons — one of them a .50 caliber sniper rifle — mounted in the impregnable steel-enshrouded cab. Gun-toting sheriff’s deputies and state troopers futilely followed and fired repeatedly at the tank, their bullets ricocheting off the earth-shaking behemoth. The tank looked like a robot rover from some dark planet sent to wreak havoc on mankind. He destroyed 13 buildings, squashed cars and fired his weapons at police and his perceived enemies. He even tried to blow up the town.
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Digital eBook: 300 pages
- Published: 2017
- Available in: English
- Edition: First Edition
- Publisher: Deer Track Publishing
The AuthorPatrick F. Brower is uniquely qualified to write this book.
He is the former editor and publisher of the Sky-Hi News, and a group of weekly and daily newspapers, in Granby, Colorado. He was published extensively for 28 years, as a reporter, editor and columnist and has received numerous statewide and regional awards for his writing. He’s also had short fiction published in the Redneck Review of Literature. His news articles have also been published in the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.
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