About us

Providing financial assistance to the next of kin of Colorado fallen officers

The Fallen Officer Fund of Colorado is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers financial assistance to the next of kin of any fallen officer acting in the line of duty in the State of Colorado. All proceeds raised stay in Colorado and benefit those in our community who are affected by these tragic and untimely losses.

About Jeremy Bitner

Detective Jeremy Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Detective Bitner served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned to patrol, was a SWAT team member, and a Field Training Officer.

Detective Bitner loved being a police officer and serving his community. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many.

Proceeds raised from the annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Walk and Run benefit the Fallen Officer Fund of Colorado to assist the families of fallen law enforcement officers in Colorado.

Supported Families

Since 2013, the fund has supported the families of these fallen officers:

Sgt. Baldwin

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Renfro

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Trooper Taylor Thyfault

Colorado State Patrol

Officer Kevin Denner

Littleton Police Department

Officer Garrett Swasey

UCCS Police Department

Trooper Jaimie Jursevics

Colorado State Patrol

Deputy Derek Geer

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Nate Carrigan

Park County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Travis Russell

Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office

Trooper Cody Donahue

Colorado State Patrol

Deputy Zackari Parrish

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Heath Gumm

Adams County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Joshua Voth

Colorado Department of Corrections

Officer Eric Talley

Boulder Police Department

Officer Gordon Beesley

Arvada Police Department

Officer Dillon Vakoff

Arvada Police Department

Deputy Andrew Peery

El Paso Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Micah Flick

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Matthew Moreno

Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office

Corporal Dan Groves

Colorado State Patrol

Trooper William Moden

Colorado State Patrol

Sgt. michael moran

Cortez Police Department

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Chad Read, President

Englewood Police Department

NICK FOGEL, Vice Presidient

 Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Tyler Kieta, Secretary

Weller Media


Englewood Police Department


Englewood Police Department


 Arvada Police Department

David Snelling, Board member

Arvada Police Department

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