Deputy’s organs live on

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Kate Geer pins Mesa County Sheriff’s deputy Art Smith with a Donate Life pin Tuesday afternoon during the celebration for Donate Life Rose Parade event at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Kate Geer will ride on a float in the Jan. 2 parade in Pasadena, California.

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When Kate and Derek were walking out of the courthouse after getting their marriage license, Derek Geer brought up the idea of organ donation.
He told Kate how important he thought it was. That you wouldn’t need your organs after you died anyway, and that it could save someone else’s life.
Kate said she remembers telling Derek, “That’s gross.”

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