Hundreds attended the funeral for Adam Colosimo
Below is a complete transcript of the police report:
On 6/30/12 at approximately 2340 hours I was dispatched to the area of 584 E 12300 S for a medical assist, a male had been electrocuted and fallen from a roof.
Sgt. Newman and I arrived and didn't see anyone, a little while later a boy yelled a us from the roof of Gateway Community Church, the far West side.
We ran over to him, there was a metal ladder leading up to him. He said his cousin, Adam Colosimo, had been electrocuted and he couldn't tell if he was breathing or not. He didn't sound very panicked at this time.
We looked for ways to access the roof or shut off the power so we could get up, we couldn't find anything. I realized the boy, (name omitted) was holding on to the metal ladder and not getting shocked. Sgt. Newman quickly climbed up after I told him this. I followed him.
(name omitted) and his cousin, (name omitted), told us not to touch the metal rim around the perimeter of the roof. Sgt. Newman jumped down and immediately started compressions. I followed him and held Adam's airway. He was laying face up, head directed to the east, feet to the west. His skin was pale and his lips were purple, his wyes were slightly open and wouldn't focus on our light. He was not breathing and I could not feel a pulse.
His shoe and hat were off, on the roof near the ladder.
Sgt. Newman continued compressions and would stop to check for pulse, I could not feel a pulse. After a few minutes Adam took his own breath, then stopped again. We continued compressions and holding his airway open. As time went on he started taking more of his own breaths and was clenching his neck. He started to gurgle and clench his teeth.
Once fire got on the roof they got his pulse going and moved him down the ladder to the ambulance. Det. Johnson got statements from (name omitted) and (name omitted), Sgt. Newman interviewed them on the roof about what happened, Det. Fackrell took photographs of the area. Sgt. Evans contacted the business owner and power to have the power shut off. Officer Barnes contacted parents of all boys and had (name omitted)'s and (name omitted)'s come pick them up at this location. I told them what happened and that the boys were not in trouble. Both (name omitted) and (name omitted) seemed pretty traumatized.
I followed the ambulance to IHC on 5300 S and met with the doctors. They said it was looking like he was brain dead, but needed to give it a few days to be sure, that he wasn't responsive at this point.
No further information at this time.
June 30, 2012 at approximately 2336 hours I dispatched to 584 E 12300 S for a medical assist. Dispatch originally advised it was for a 15 year old male who fell, then they advised he was electrocuted. I arrived at 2338, shortly after Officer Moore. She was walking south of Mad Greek and said she couldn't find anything then I heard a male yell from the building west of us.
We attempted to gather information from a male teen that was on top of the roof. We asked him about the electricity, the teen didn't seem to be overly excited and said the electricity was on the top. I could not tell what he was saying had the electricity running through it so I did not climb the medal later at first. I attempted to find a way to shut off electricity to the building but was unsuccessful.
My video recorder shows different times then what dispatch time was, my recorder shows I arrived at 2333 hours, at approximately 2336 hours dispatch advised the teens were starting CPR on the victim. Sgt Evans, Officer Moore and I were still trying to shut the power off and or determine what had electricity running through it and whether it was safe to go to the victim. Officer Moore pointed out that one of the teens on top of the roof had touched the medal ladder several times so most likely it would be safe. I quickly smacked the ladder with my hand, I did not feel any electricity so I climbed the ladder.
When I got to the top the two teens told me not to touch the medal flashing on the top. I jumped over the medal and over the victim. I observed the victim, Adam Colosimo lying on his back on the roof top. He was not touching anything, he was grayish blue in color and I could not find a pulse or see any signs of life.
Officer Moore climbed the ladder right behind me and also made it to the victim safe. After we made a quick evaluation of the victim I started chest compressions in an attempt to revive the victim at, 2338 hours 30 seconds, according to my recorder.
At first I would give 30 chest compressions then feel for a pulse. After approximately 45 seconds of chest compressions when I stopped to check for a pulse Adam took a deep breath and showed signs of life. I was unable to feel a pulse so I continued with chest compressions while Officer Moore kept his airway open by holding Adams head.
Adam would take a breath or two almost every time I stopped chest compressions but I never felt a strong pulse. A couple times I thought I felt a very slight pulse but I am unsure if I actually felt a pulse or not. I continued giving chest compressions and checking for a pulse after 30-50 compressions for approximately 17 minutes. Near the end of giving compressions Adam seemed to take more breaths and at time seemed to try and breath during compressions but I still never felt a pulse when I would stop.
According to my recorder, UFA medical was able to reach Adam and us at 2354 hours 10 seconds. I continued chest compressions until medical took over at 2355 hours 37 seconds.
While medical worked on Adam I spoke with the two teens who identified themselves as, (name omitted) and (name omitted) and (name omitted said they are all cousins and decided to climb onto the roof to check it out and see the view.
(name omitted) said when they climbed onto the roof he knelt on medal flashing and got shocked slightly. (name omitted) also said he got shocked a little entering. After being up there for a minute Adam decided to get down but as he was climbing the ladder and attempting to cross the electrical part he slipped and got his leg trapped against the ladder.
Adam yelled to (name omitted) and (name omitted) asking them to help him because he was getting electrocuted then he went unconscious. (name omitted) and (name omitted) pulled Adam down and called 911.
After medical removed Adam from the roof top, I asked (name omitted) and (name omitted) to climb down the fire ladder in front of me which they both did. I then climbed down myself without incident.
At approximately 0043 hours I left the scene and went to IMC to check Adams condition. At IMC I was told by the doctor that Adam's heart was beating on its own but he is on a ventilator and is unresponsive. It is not known at this time if Adam will survive the incident.
I downloaded my video of the incident into evidence and faxed a request for the recording from dispatch of the original 911 call and officers communications with dispatch.
At 0459 hours I contacted Draper City Employee Keith Collier, 801-381-7625 who is a building inspector for the city. I explained to him what occurred at this location. Keith said he would contact the building owner and make arraignments to insure the building is safe before he would allow power to be turned back on.
At 0520 hour Keith called me back and stated he was able to talk with Shawn Bagley. Keith said he told Shawn the power to the building could not be turned on until an electrician was able to diagnose the problem and get it fixed. I told Keith if he needed any assistance during the day to contact Draper dispatch and any officer could help him.
I interviewed (name omitted) and (name omitted) last night, again, at the PD interview room. I dolt them they were free to leave, this was not a criminal investigation at this point, that I just needed to clarify how this happened. They both, independently, told me (name omitted) and Adam left the group of friends at Gual Bertos to go "roofing".
They were going to climb up the ladder on the building to the west, but decided thhis building was easier to get up. They climbed up the ladder and (name omitted) hit his knees on the aluminum panel flashing. He said he felt a large amount of electricity, not really painful, but strong, and pulled his knees away. He warned Adam about that. When Adam was climbing over he hit his elbow on the flashing and also commented on how he felt the electricity.
A short while later they called (name omitted) and told him to come up. They said they had no intent on property damage and just went up to see the roof. They said Adam was hesitant because he has never done anything like that before, at one point climbing down the ladder again because he felt like people could see him. They didn't take anything up with them and only stayed up for 5-10 minutes. Once (name omitted) got there and started to climb the ladder (name omitted) and Adam warned him about the electricity. (name omitted) said he got curious about this so he tapped his finger on the top of it to see how strong it was. He said he felt the current go up through his arm and it was strong.
After they stayed on the roof they decided to get down and go back to their friends. (name omitted) climbed down first, then (name omitted). (name omitted) was 1/4 of the way down when he heard Adam yell "(name omitted) help". He said Adam sounded strained, so he looked up and could see Adam holding on to the rails of the ladder, on the inside of the roof, facing him. He appeared to be on one of the top steps. (name omitted) yelled to (name omitted) and they both climbed back up, neither felt anything in the ladder or saw anything to make them think Adam had been electrocuted.
(name omitted) climbed up and over Adam. Adam was now unconscious and making "snoring" noises. He was laying backwards, his legs stuck between the ladder and the wall. (name omitted) thinks his knee or knees were touching the aluminum and that's how he got electrocuted. (name omitted) attempted to pull Adam back but could feel the electricity go through him so he let go.
(name omitted) got to the top and they both pulled him off. (name omitted) thought Adam was sleeping because of the noises he was making. (name omitted) called 911. They talked with dispatch and started CPR when directed and continued until Sgt. Newman and I arrived and took over.
On 7/12/12 I met with Shawn and his property manager, Frank LeBaron, and Frank's electrician, Rodrigo Hernandez.
They said they found the problem. There is a light on a timer for the Church. It is a sign for the Gateway Church. It hasn't been on every time they've tested the flashing for power. Another male climbed up to the roof later last week and felt the electricity in the aluminum. He notified Frank and Shawn. They got Redrigo back and had him test the flashing for power. Another male climbed up to the roof later last week and felt the electricity in the aluminum. He notified Frank and Shawn. They got Rodrigo back and had him test the flashing again as they turned on and of each individual breaker.
When they turned off breaker labeled #9 the power on the flashing, at the same ladder, went away.
This breaker is for the sign that reads "welcome to gateway Main Entrance". They said the timer has 110 bolts and the sign has 240 volts. Shawn pointed out to me that the sign is connected to the rain gutter, which also had electricity running through it. The gutter is, somewhere along the building, connected through another metal strip that runs across the shingles to the flashing.
I asked Frank and Rodrigo to write statements while I took 11 photographs of the office, sign, and power box. They had already notified their insuranc3e company and were advised to wait for police to do anything, so they put red tape on #9 and the timer warning people not to turn on the power to those.
(line omitted). The building inspector came out the next day, after Adam was hurt, and checked saying everything was up to code. This light was not on at that time through because it is on a timer and turns on at night.