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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Son says man killed by Thornton cops was bipolar - The Denver Post

Son says man killed by Thornton cops was bipolar - The Denver Post

The man shot to death by Thornton police early Wednesday was a long-time baggage handler for American Airlines who was diagnosed as being bipolar in 2004, his son said today.

"He was a hardworking man," Daniel Mason said of his 45-year-old father, Clint Mason, who was shot early Wednesday outside a Thornton residence.

Daniel Mason, 23, said that as long as his father was on his medications, he was "perfectly fine." But off his medications, he had mood swings and could be difficult.

Daniel Mason said his father had worked for American Airlines in Albuquerque, Chicago and most recently in Denver.

Daniel Mason said his parents divorced more than 13 years ago. He said he and his sister would fly from Albuquerque to Chicago every summer and spend two weeks with his father. On occasions, his father would take them to Chicago's O'Hare Airport and they'd watch his dad loading luggage onto planes.

Daniel Mason said his dad took pride in his work.

Clint Mason remarried, but about five years ago, he divorced. Daniel Mason said that his father's psychological problems made the marriage tough for his second wife.

"His wife couldn't take all the changes," said Daniel Mason about his father's mood swings.

Clint Mason had no serious problems with law enforcement.


Anonymous said...

Bipolar. Sounds like a good reason to kill a man. NOT!

Anonymous said...

A lot of people coming out of Colorado prison's could be diagnosed as bipolar because of the rotten treatment they get from prison staff.