Law enforcement Torch Run and memorial service canceled
Law Enforcement Torch Run/Memorial Service Cancelled in Garfield County for 2020
May 8, 2020
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GARFIELD COUNTY, CO.-
National Police Week will be from May 10 through May 16, 2020.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
This week has been acknowledged in Garfield County for several years with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and a Memorial Service Honoring all First Responders including Fire Personnel, EMT’s and Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in the previous year.
Our original event, scheduled for May 9, 2020, at the Stoney Ridge Pavilion in Silt, Colorado was necessarily cancelled due to the current situation in our County and around the world. (See https://www.garcofirstresponders.com/ for more information.) The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking forward to 2021 when we will again present this public forum including a free BBQ, a concert, a Memorial Service and the Torch Run honoring and bringing recognition to Special Olympians from around the World.
In 2019 three Law Enforcement Officers in Colorado lost their lives in the “Line of Duty”. They were:
1) Corporal Daniel H. Groves of the Colorado State Patrol
2) Master Trooper William Moden of the Colorado State Patrol
3) Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth of the Colorado Department of Corrections
These men are pictured above and will be remembered at our 2021 Memorial Service, tentatively scheduled for May 8, 2021, along with other Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders who Ended their Watch” in 2019 and 2020.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.