Injured Detective Dan Brite Finds New Role With Sheriff’s Office

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Three years after a shooting paralyzed Det. Dan Brite while he was on duty, he is embracing his latest assignment for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. As the wellness coordinator, he will help other deputies navigate the challenges of mental health based on his own experience.

“Our sole focus is on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellness of our employees and their families,” Brite said. “Given what I been through from my injury and the mental struggles, I was all in supporting that and trying to help build that up from the ground.”

He helped to launch the initiative six months ago when he was asked by the department to lead the program. Providing a chiropractor, massage therapy, financial classes and yoga sessions are just some of his responsibilities. He also helps deputies go on marriage retreats.