Remembering Deputy Geer, two years later

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- "Two years ago today we lost Deputy Derek Geer," said Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis.

At 11:15 a.m. Thursday on that anniversary, law enforcement let the airwaves go silent for 30 seconds to remember Deputy Geer.

"At the time that he called 'code one air' two years ago," said Lewis.

Cadets at the Grand Junction Police Academy saluted a patrol car Thursday morning, and the Palisade Police Department took the moment of silence with the rest of the Grand Valley law enforcement.

"Unfortunately, today is a day to reflect on something that was very tragic that happened to all of us," said Debra Funston, Palisade Police Chief.

For the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Thursday was a day of remembrance, as they shrouded badges and took a moment of silence.

"Unfortunately we have two reasons to shroud today," said Lewis, on the recent law enforcement officers killed on the Front Range.

Lewis wears a blue ribbon on his uniform that he got at Deputy Derek Geer's funeral.

“Take the time to thank your law enforcement, and for everything that they do, take the time to appreciate them," said Lewis. "Here, today, it’s about honoring one of our family members that we lost two years ago.”

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