Governor Polis Releases Statement on Fallen Cortez Police Officer

Wednesday, November 29, 2023


CORTEZ - Governor Polis released the following statement after a line-of-duty death of a Cortez Police Officer.


“I am saddened to hear of the tragic passing of the Cortez Police Officer in the line of duty. My thoughts and prayers are with their family, as well as the Cortez Police Department and the community during this time. This officer dedicated their career to serving and protecting their community,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. 


The Governor will lower flags across the state of Colorado for the fallen officer on the day of the memorial service.