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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 5, 2022-The Steamboat Springs Police Department and Routt County Sheriff's Office will honor and remember the fallen peacekeepers of Routt County during National Police Week, which runs from May 11-17, 2022. The week recognizes officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
“Every day our peace officers put their lives on the line when they pin on the badge to protect the community,” commented Police Chief Sherry Burlingame. “We know the risks our officers and those across the nation face daily and it is important we pay respect and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We will never forget their service or their sacrifice.”
Local law enforcement agencies will host a special Police Week remembrance on Wednesday, May 11 at 9am. The hour event is open to the community and will take place outside of the Combined Law Enforcement Facility at 2027 Shield Drive, followed by a reception.
Routt County has three law enforcement members who have been killed in the line of duty over the past 125 years. Two deputies with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office and one officer with Steamboat Springs Police Department.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
ContactsSherry Burlingame, Police Chief, Steamboat Springs Police Dept, 970.879.4344 or emailGarrett Wiggins, Sheriff, Routt County Sheriff’s Office, 970.879.1090 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 870.871.8220 or email