WASHINGTON D.C. - Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer's memory and service are honored Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.
He and 393 other members of law enforcement were honored for their ultimate sacrifice during a candle light vigil infront of the Capitol Building and the Washington Memorial.
Members of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Geer family were in the Nation's Capitol for the ceremony.
Deputy Geer was a navy veteran, a father of two and served for 15 years with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
All officers were thanked for their service Saturday.
"We honor their sacrifices and we remember how fortunate we are that there are men and women like this that stand between us and danger. God Bless our law enforcement officers and god bless our country the United States of America. Thank you. " said John Ashcrost, the Memorial Fund Chairman.
Monday is known as Peace Officers Memorial Day where an additional ceremony will be held on the steps of the U.S Capitol Building.
Deputy Geer was killed in the line of duty on February 8, 2016 while responding to a call of a man with a gun.