Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Shootings at a hotel, a woman taken hostage, swat team utilized...all sounds like a movie. But last year the community of Twin Falls was turned upside down by a man named Clark Cleveland.
Clark Cleveland crashed his pick–up in the intersection near the Hampton Inn, then fled into the hotel.
While inside the hotel, he took a woman hostage, then shot and injured Idaho State Police Trooper Nick Walker and killed Utah resident Tracy Ivie.
It's a situation that will forever live in the minds of law enforcement and those affected by the incident.
Lt. Craig Stotts, Twin Falls Police Department says, "in the fourteen plus years, that I've been here with the police department, this is probably the largest deployment of law enforcement personnel for an incident."
It's hard to imagine, but on July 15, 2011 the hotel and surrounding area quickly turned into a crime scene and it all started with a high speed pursuit.
"The pursuit was called off by different agencies at different times."
That morning, more than 100 people from different agencies worked on the incident, in some form or another.
Lt. Stotts says, "it was an overwhelming incident for the community."
And when working with different agencies, communication is key.
"The law enforcement agencies worked extremely well together during this incident...we were able to transfer over with the help of sircomm to one frequency where we could run off of."
Three hours later, police arrested Cleveland while he will spend his life behind bars,the incident left a family without their father and husband, Tracy Ivie.
"You feel for their family, what a tremendous loss for them. It's terrible, it's horrible, a horrible situation."
A family's loss on a day that no one will forget.
Hampton Inn employees are still declining to comment on the incident.