The person behind Sgt. Sean P. Renfro Memorial Highway

Next with Kyle Clark. 9NEWS @ 6. 9/14/2016

Next time you drive up 285 into the foothills of Jefferson County, you'll see a name along the highway that we hope is a familiar one: Sergeant Sean Renfro.

If the name doesn't ring a bell, let's fix that.

The seven mile stretch of 285, now the Sergeant Sean Renfro Memorial Highway, is a sign of his service - his sacrifice. 

The location is at the spot where he stopped, on a snowy day in January of 2015.

...stopped to help a family that got into a crash, before the second crash that killed him as he helped the family to safety.

He could have driven by on that snowy day. He wasn't on duty.

But Sergeant Renfro didn't sign up to serve only when he was on the clock.

He didn't sign up to serve only when it was safe.

Or easy.

Or warm out.

Sergeant Renfro agreed to serve the people of Jefferson County, and all the people passing through, every day.

The days when people were happy with police.

And the days when some other officer, in some other place, made it harder for people to trust the good ones.

And Sergeant Renfro reminds us, they're almost all good ones.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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