AURORA, Colo. — On Memorial Day, a father who served in the Army wants people to remember his son, a Marine veteran who was murdered nearly four years ago. Lance Mason is begging the community to help track down his son's killers.
Travis Mason, 24, a husband and father of three, served three years in the Marine Corps, according to his father.
"Very proud, he was serving our country," he said.
Mason described his son as a man who loved to serve and protect and dreamed of someday serving his community as a police officer after leaving the Marines. Travis was pursuing a career with the Denver Police Department. He took a job as a security guard at Green Heart Dispensary in Aurora to support his family during the process, but was shot and killed on June 18, 2016 during a robbery. He had only worked two weeks at the dispensary.
Mason said he couldn't wrap his head around the tragedy when he was told his son was murdered. Now, nearly four years later, he doesn't understand why his son's killers haven't been caught. He's convinced someone knows what happened and hasn't come forward; it's why he's pleading with the public to come forward with any shred of evidence.
A $55,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrests of the killers. The Aurora Police Department released two pictures of the suspected gunmen caught on surveillance camera. The two people are covered from head-to-toe, and their faces can't be made out.
Travis Mason was a Marine Veteran. In June 2016 he was murdered in #Aurora #Colorado The reward is up to $55,000 in this case. We want your anonymous tips 720-913-7867 More info: https://t.co/cTiG4MXnQN @AuroraPD pic.twitter.com/LM2cL0uI65— MetroDenverCrimeStop (@CrimeStoppersCO) May 25, 2020
Mason is also asking the killers to turn themselves in.
"Come forward and help us get through this," he said. "It's a hard time in our lives. It's been four years, and it's been hard every day."
The man set up a Facebook page for his son, called "Justice for Travis Mason."
He said he will never get his son back, but he wants closure to help ease the pain.
Anyone with information about the murder is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. You can also submit a tip by clicking here.