Marty Cunningham

Scott Harvey / KETR

The Commerce City Council has determined that "the high price tag required to repair and maintain the pool" is to blame for a decision to close the city pool.

Young girl drowns Sunday in Commerce

Jul 10, 2011

COMMERCE – The Commerce Police Department is reporting that a 9-year-old girl has drowned at the City Swimming Pool. The incident occurred Sunday morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. while the pool was closed.

Upon arrival on scene, a girl later identified as Diamond Bronston was found at the bottom of the pool in water 13 feet deep. Commerce Firefighter Jeremy Littlefield pulled her out of the pool and CPR was immediately performed. Bronston was then transported by ambulance to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville where she was pronounced dead.

One dead in officer-involved shooting

Mar 7, 2010

COMMERCE – Commerce Police Department received a 911 transfer call Sunday at 12:28 p.m. from Greenville Police notifying them that a red Ford Mustang was firing shots at the Wesley Street Bridge in Greenville. Three shots were reported fired at that location, according to Commerce Public Information Officer Marty Cunningham.

Commerce Police intercepted the car at 12:33 p.m. on State Highway 24/50 just outside the city limits of Commerce. The suspect pointed a gun at Commerce officers and shots were exchanged between the two.