WATCH: Funeral and procession for fallen Colorado Deputy Andrew Peery
Donations to the family of fallen law enforcement officer Andrew Peery can be made through any Chase Bank under the “Hugh A. Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund,” with “Andrew Peery” on memo line. The sheriff’s office says this is the only officially sanctioned fundraiser for Peery’s family.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fallen hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice was honored on Monday with a funeral procession and service.
El Paso County Deputy Andrew Peery lost his life on the evening of Aug. 7 while stopping the gunman at the scene of a deadly shooting in a Security-Widefield neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman also killed his estranged wife, Marine Corps veteran Alexandra Paz. He later took his own life.
WATCH FULL VIDEO of funeral service at the top of this article.
Fellow law enforcement say Peery’s actions prevented the loss of life that night from being even greater.
“He put himself in the line of fire to save others,” one friend said.
Since Peery’s passing, there has been an outpouring of tributes to the fallen officer, including a large memorial outside the sheriff’s office headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs and a flag-raising ceremony with a moment of silence. Monday morning, the community was invited to say a final goodbye.
WATCH VIDEO of procession below:
Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags on public buildings across the state to be lowered in Peery’s honor.
Click here for the full release from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Click here for more details on the incident that occurred Sunday night, including information on the suspect.
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