2.27.2016 Denver7's Eric Lupher reports on community's effort to honor Park County Deputy killed in the line of duty and two other deputies who were wounded.
Coloradans are planting blue flags along Highway 285 this weekend to show their support for law enforcement following the Park County shootings this week. (Photos/Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Coloradans are planting blue flags along Highway 285 this weekend to show their support for law enforcement, after Park County Cpl. Nate Carrigan lost his life while serving a high-risk eviction notice in the town of Bailey.
"This amazing support for law enforcement means the world to us," tweeted a deputy managing the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office twitter page on Saturday.
People were shown planting a "thin blue line" along the highway in posts made by the Sheriff's department Twitter and Facebook pages.
Citizens planting blue flags along 285 today & plan to continue Sunday to Kenosha Pass #ParkCoShooting @ParkCounty pic.twitter.com/D4gdnkQ0FU— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) February 27, 2016
Citizens planting blue flags along 285 today & plan to continue Sunday to Kenosha Pass #ParkCoShooting @ParkCounty pic.twitter.com/D4gdnkQ0FU
There are plans to continue putting up the blue flags along Highway 285 all the way to Kenosha Pass starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, in honor of all those officers who have died in the line of duty.
"All of us in law enforcement are moved beyond words by the incredible support citizens are showing us in Park County today," the Sheriff's office posted on Facebook. "All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you."
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