Police Departments in Northern Colorado celebrate their local hero's for Police Appreciation Week. This last week was Police Appreciation Week 2017 and local law enforcement agencies remembered those that have fallen, recognized those that helped saved lives and those that risk their lives, as well as gave back to their community. One week though, isn't enough to thank those that give us help when we need it and those that are willing to risk their lives every day so our communities are more safe. Officers are most likely to be the first on the scene and are often the first to give medical help or are the first to see some of the most horrible crimes. When you see an officer, especially at all the summer events this year, be sure to tell them thank you. Also, remember to pray for the men and women that face tragedy, and the face of evil every day; PD, FD, EMT, Dispatch and all those that work with all these departments.

All week, our police departments, even though it was their appreciation week, were all about helping their local communities:

Greeley PD recognized Officer Zakavec, whom received the Law Enforcement Officer of the year by the Union Colony Exchange Club award this week and showing offtheir bicycling skills. They also showed how much they are actively in the community with events like Meet Our Greeley Officers and holding an event for the teens of the Boys & Girls Club, all to create a positive relationship with the community and law enforcement.

Weld County Sheriff's Office was set to hold The Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony, a ceremony that WCSO & GPD Color Guard honor and pay tribute to all those in law enforcement that lost their lives in 2016. They also thank those that support them in the community and volunteering. The event was postponed due to the weather but is set to be rescheduled. WCSO also recognized all their deputies that made swift action in emergency situations and saved multiple lives.

Fort Collins PD posted a great video to honor all law enforcement as well as posted information for their free family event on how to keep children safe on the internet. The popular event is free but does require registration to attend. It is in such a demand that this is an added secondary date for the event they are holding for their community.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office posted for their annual safety event, June 24th. The family event will feature S.W.A.T., Fire, EMS, and Airlife representatives to promote safety and crime prevention within their community. LCSO also this week was able to get life saving equipment through the snow to those that needed it!

Colorado State Patrol , probably the department that has been hit the hardest with tragedy, held a candle light vigil for all of their officers that have lost their lives, including 3 from 2016. They don't stop caring though about the community, with posts about driving safely, and thanking all their officers. CSP even helped a car crash victim be able to get her college diploma even though she was still in the hospital and was unable to attend her graduation ceremony.

Thank you again to all of our Northern Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies. All of which are truly the best in Colorado! (Shout out to Officer Boren and his crew for all of the years of service in GPD).

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