Family says goodbye to Derek, fallen deputy

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Mesa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Beagley, left, and a fellow deputy visit the site where Deputy Derek Geer was shot on Monday along E Road to place a bouquet of flowers.

Officer, 40, took pride in serving community

Derek Geer was doing what he loved, being a law enforcement officer patrolling the streets, when he was shot Monday morning.
While the 40-year-old Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the “final hours of his life” on life support Tuesday, he was in a sense still giving back to his community, kept alive so that his organs could be harvested and donated to potentially save other lives.

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