In a span of 36 days, three members of Colorado law enforcement were killed while they were trying to keep their communities safe.
Many Coloradans have reached out to 9NEWS asking how they can help in wake of the three most recent tragedies. Below are the links to the verified memorial funds for the fallen officers.
- Fallen Officer Fund
- Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation
- El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation
- Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation
Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish
Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, a 29-year-old husband and father of two young children, was killed in an “ambush-style” attack on New Year’s Eve. According to body camera video, he never stopped asking his attacker how he could help him.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says donations to Deputy Zackari Parrish’s family can be given to the Fallen Officer Fund. One hundred person of this money goes to officers and their families. There is a small fee for PayPal, but nothing for checks or cash.
You can find the fund here: http://bit.ly/2lASzzY
PHOTOS: Funeral procession for fallen DougCo deputy
Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm
Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed while responding to an assault call the night of Jan. 24. The 31-year-old leaves behind a wife and has been a member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office since 2012. During his funeral, his wife asked for an end to these “awful, pointless tragedies.”
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says donations to Deputy Heath Gumm’s family go to the Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation: http://bit.ly/2FTeqvm
PHOTOS: Funeral procession for Deputy Heath Gumm
El Paso County Detective Micah Flick
On Monday afternoon, El Paso County Detective Micah Flick was killed in a gunfight with the suspect in a motor vehicle theft. Two El Paso County deputies were injured in the attack, along with a Colorado Springs detective and a civilian who happened to be walking by.
Flick, 34, leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old twins.
Donations to Deputy Flick’s family can be made to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Foundation at 1980 Dominion Way, Ste. 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
Online donations can be made here: http://bit.ly/2GZ2dGD
Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation
The Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation is a non-profit made up of Colorado law enforcement officers and civilians that can assist, support and provide resources to departments in the event of an officer's death.
You can donate to the foundation here: http://bit.ly/2EMrfYO
It has been the most deadly 36 day span for Colorado law enforcement since Denver Sheriff Deputy Daniel Stillwell, Aurora Police Department Agent Edward Hockom and Colorado State Trooper Charles Fry were killed between Sept. 6 and Sept. 26, 1987.