Since 1791, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice, including two from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Derek Geer on February 8, 2016 and Deputy Edward Innes on September 27, 1906.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard began Police Week with a ceremony raising the American flag to half-staff to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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The Grand Junction Police Department Honor Guard, then raised their flag to half-staff to honor our fallen.
Both flags will remain at half-staff for the duration of Police Week.
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This week people are encourage to wear blue ribbons to honor local peace officers.
There are also several events going on around the community the public is invited to attend including a Memorial Vigil at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office on Thursday at 7 p.m. Come early with the whole family for the Touch-a-truck event at 6 p.m. then stay to honor our fallen.