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Funeral held for fallen Commerce City detective

Detective Curt Holland, 37, had served the department for four years and four months, the last six months. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The funeral for a Commerce City Police Department (CCPD) officer killed in a crash last week took place on Saturday.

Curt Holland, 37, had served the department for four years and four months, the last six months as a detective. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.

A motorcade of CCPD officers escorted Holland at 11 a.m. from Arvada to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, where the funeral was held.

Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all public buildings statewide on Saturday in honor of Detective Holland.

There is a memorial fund for Holland's family, managed through Commerce City FOP Lodge 19. Donations can be made on their website, http://cofop19.org. The site also includes details for those who would prefer to mail a donation.

According to a release from Colorado State Patrol (CSP), troopers responded to investigate a fatal crash in the area of Highway 2 and Turnberry Parkway at around 6:20 p.m.

CSP said a Ford F350 pickup driven by 45-year-old Fructoso Rosales-Cano was driving southbound on Highway 2 while an unmarked Commerce City Police Department Ford Explorer was heading the opposite direction. A third vehicle, a Kia Soul, was also traveling northbound on Highway 2, CSP said.

The F350 went off the right side of the road onto the shoulder, CSP said. It then came back onto the roadway and collided with the Explorer and the Kia. It hit the Explorer head-on and collided its side with the driver's side of the Kia, CSP said.

The driver of the Kia, Francesca Dominguez, also died from injuries suffered during the crash.

Rosales-Cano was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, CSP said. 

CSP said alcohol and speed are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash.

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