Join Us as We Remember Murder Victims

(Sept. 20, 2019) -- The Colorado Department of Public Safety invites you to join the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) in honoring the memories of those lost to violence and acknowledge the impact of murder on families, and communities.

Tammy Rafferty Johnson and Melissa Brown will talk about losing their family members to a domestic violence murder for hire. They will share their inspirational story about surviving crisis and how they have overcome unimaginable trauma. The event will end with a procession for attendees to remember their loved ones. The event is free and open to the public.

What:  National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

When:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Denver Police Department, District 3 Station, Community Room, 1625 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Details:

  • Michelle Adams, an attorney and community leader, will emcee the event.
  • Phil Clark, President of the Front Range Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, will give welcoming remarks.
  • Tammy Rafferty Johnson and Melissa Brown will talk about losing their family members to a domestic violence murder for hire.
  • The event will end with a procession for attendees to remember their loved ones. A representative from each family will be invited to present at the microphone with a photo and the name of their loved one, date of birth, date of death, and age at time of death.
  • HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response will have comfort dogs on-site for support. The Denver District Attorney's Office will also have a comfort dog on-site for support.
           

Co-Sponsors: The Front Range Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, Voices of Victims, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, Denver District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, State of Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, SafeHouse Denver, HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, and COVA.