Friday, February 12, 2016

Community Plan For Deputy Geer Memorial Service

UPDATE TO PROCESSIONAL ROUTE

Community Plan for Deputy Geer’s Memorial Service

Mesa County, Colo --   UPDATE: 02/12/16 -5:00 pm,  PROCESSION ROUTE CHANGE:
There has been a change in the route the funeral procession will take from Canyon View Vineyard Church to Orchard Mesa Municipal Cemetery.  The procession will travel south on 24 1/2 Road to G Road, west on G Road to 24 Road, south on 24 Road; remain on 24 Road to the River Road turnoff (just south of the Hwy 6&50 overpass), continue east on River Road and merge onto Riverside Parkway, east on Riverside Parkway to the Hwy 50 South turnoff, south on Highway 50 to 26 ¼ Road and the cemetery entrance.  

For citizens planning on honoring Deputy Geer during the procession we recommend near Canyon View Park (24 Road and G Road) or on Riverside Parkway. 

We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.  

The processional from the mortuary (Callahan-Edfast, 2515 Patterson Road) is scheduled to begin at 11:00am.  The public is encouraged to show their support by lining the route, which will be west on Patterson Road to 24 ½ Road, then north on 24 ½ Road to Canyon View Vineyard Church at 736 24 ½ Road.  PLEASE NOTE: this route will be for pedestrian traffic only.  Please DO NOT park your vehicles on the shoulders of the road along the route.  The entire route will be lined with law enforcement vehicles.
The memorial service will take place at Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 24 ½ Road, and is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: 24 ½ Rd from G Road to H Road will be CLOSED from 8am – 4pm to accommodate for traffic during the memorial service.  Due to the overwhelming response anticipated, we have partnered with local churches and businesses, who have offered to live stream the service at their location.  Although we know the community wants to show support for the family and law enforcement, please consider going to one of these alternative locations to view the service:
Victory Life – 2066 Highway 6 and 50
First Presbyterian – 3940 27 ½ Road
Clifton Christian – 615 I70 Business Loop
Fellowship Church – 765 24 Road
American Lutheran Church – 631 26 ½ Road
Colorado Mesa University (Robinson Theatre) – 1100 North Avenue
The live stream will be web-based, so will be accessible to anyone with an internet connection:
www.kkco11news.com/livestream
www.kjct8.com/livestream
If you do chose to go to Canyon View Vineyard Church, please note that the parking lots at the church will be reserved for family and local law enforcement only.  All other vehicles will need to park in and around Canyon View Park or at Caprock Academy.  Shuttle service will be provided to transport people from the park to the church.
Following the services at Canyon View Vineyard Church, a processional will take place from the church to the cemetery, Orchard Mesa Municipal Cemetery, 2620 Legacy Way.  The processional will leave the church, traveling south on 24 ½ Road to G Road, east on G Road to 25 Road, south on 25 Road to Riverside Parkway, east on Riverside Parkway to Highway 50, and south on Highway 50 to 26 ¼ Road.  At that point, anyone who is not family or local public safety personnel is asked to continue south on Highway 50.  The family has requested that the interment be private.  Please respect their wishes.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Message from Sheriff Lewis

An Important Message from Sheriff Lewis

Mesa County, Colo -- It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of Deputy Derek Geer. Deputy Geer has been removed from life-support after completing a last selfless act of organ donation.

Funeral services will be held at Canyon View Vineyard Church, located at 736 24 1/2 Road, on Monday, February 15th at 1:00 PM.

On behalf of Deputy Geer's family and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, words can not adequately express our gratitude for the outpouring of support and compassion from our community during this most difficult time.  The support we have and continue to receive are allowing us to grieve and begin to heal. 


Funeral Arrangements for Deputy Geer

Funeral Arrangements For Deputy Derek Geer

Mesa County, Colo -- Even as we await the process of Deputy Geer's organs being harvested for donation, it's necessary that we begin planning the logistics of his memorial services. While it seems contrary to move forward with these plans while Derek is still on life support, we know that it's inevitable that life sustaining measures will soon cease, and the celebration of his life will follow. We anticipate a large turnout of support to honor Derek, and therefore want to provide this information to the public as soon as possible.

Services for Deputy Geer will be held at Canyon View Vineyard Church, located at 736 24 1/2 Road, on Monday, February 15, at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Orchard Mesa Municipal Cemetery at 2620 Legacy Way.

More specific details regarding the funeral processional route and specific plans for media will follow as they unfold. Our intention is to be as transparent as we can be as we move forward. We thank you for your patience and understanding.