Stretch of 285 to memorialize fallen deputy

9NEWS @ 4. 9/14/2016

KUSA - A fallen Jefferson County deputy will be immortalized at the spot where he lost his life trying to help others.

Sgt. Sean Renfro was hit and killed by a car while helping a family after they crashed on US 285 in January 2015.

A sign went up along a seven mile stretch of the highway near Conifer, which will now be known at the Sgt. Sean P. Renfro Memorial Highway.

Renfro used to patrol that stretch of highway. He would take that route to and from work every day. 

"Sgt. Renfo did what he always did - he put service above self," said Jefferson County Sheriff, Jeff Shrader. "Together we all celebrate a little good that comes from an incredibly tragic death."

Sgt. Renfro was a 15-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He left behind a wife and four children.

"I just wanted to relay that we are humbled by this honor and we know that Sean would be humbled as well. He died doing what he loved and what he believed god called him to do," said Crystal Renfro, Sgt. Renfro's wife. "We hope that this sign serves as a reminder to all that pass by of the man he was, of his service to his community and most of all to everyone who sees it, to drive safely". 


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