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Please share the following changes to Deputy Derek Geer’s funeral processional route. We want to be sure everyone has the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your help!
Following the memorial service, the processional will proceed to the interment:
- South on 24 ½ Rd to G Rd
- West on G Rd to 24 Rd
- South on 24 Rd to the River Road turnoff (just south of the Highway 6&50 overpass)
- East on River Road
- Merge onto Riverside Parkway
- East on Riverside Parkway to South Highway 50
- South on Highway 50 to 26 ¼ Road
- Please help us spread the word about the Community Plan for Deputy Geer’s memorial service. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Mesa County, Colo— The processional from the mortuary (Callahan-Edfast, 2515 Patterson Road) is scheduled to begin at 11:00am. The public is encouraged to show their support by lining the route, which will be west on Patterson Road to 24 ½ Road, then north on 24 ½ Road to Canyon View Vineyard Church at 736 24 ½ Road. PLEASE NOTE: this route will be for pedestrian traffic only. Please DO NOT park your vehicles on the shoulders of the road along the route. The entire route will be lined with law enforcement vehicles.
The memorial service will take place at Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 24 ½ Road, and is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: 24 ½ Rd from G Road to H Road will be CLOSED from 8am – 4pm to accommodate for traffic during the memorial service. Due to the overwhelming response anticipated, we have partnered with local churches and businesses, who have offered to live stream the service at their location. Although we know the community wants to show support for the family and law enforcement, please consider going to one of these alternative locations to view the service:
Victory Life – 2066 Highway 6 and 50
First Presbyterian – 3940 27 ½ Road
Clifton Christian – 615 I70 Business Loop
Fellowship Church – 765 24 Road
American Lutheran Church – 631 26 ½ Road
Colorado Mesa University (Robinson Theatre) – 1100 North Avenue
The live stream will be web-based, so will be accessible to anyone with an internet connection:
If you do chose to go to Canyon View Vineyard Church, please note that the parking lots at the church will be reserved for family and local law enforcement only. All other vehicles will need to park in and around Canyon View Park or at Caprock Academy. Shuttle service will be provided to transport people from the park to the church.
Following the services at Canyon View Vineyard Church, a processional will take place from the church to the cemetery, Orchard Mesa Municipal Cemetery, 2620 Legacy Way. The processional will leave the church, traveling south on 24 ½ Road to G Road, east on G Road to 25 Road, south on 25 Road to Riverside Parkway, east on Riverside Parkway to Highway 50, and south on Highway 50 to 26 ¼ Road. At that point, anyone who is not family or local public safety personnel is asked to continue south on Highway 50. The family has requested that the interment be private. Please respect their wishes.
Mesa County, Colorado – Shortly after 11:00 a.m., deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 Block of Fruitvale Ct on a report of a man with a gun. Deputies contacted the suspect, and one deputy was subsequently shot. The deputy was transported a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The suspect fled the scene, but was located and placed into custody. Area schools have been placed into lockdown, but the school district and law enforcement are working to release them from lockdown as soon as they can. More information will be released as it becomes available.
As of 11:30 a.m., the Mesa County Health Department Functional Exercise has ended. THIS WAS ONLY A DRILL. In the event of a real emergency, information will be pushed via this Joint Information Center blog.
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Local public health agencies have reached out to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for medical supplies.
CDPHE has requested resources from the Strategic National Stockpile.
Federal agencies have offered and will be providing support through the VA system.
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Local health officials have announced that they have confirmed an outbreak of pneumonic plague. To this point, 102 people have been hospitalized and 12 people who exhibited plague-like symptoms have died.
So far, four of six cases have tested positive for plague, a contagious illness that can spread through the air.
Symptoms include fever, headache, weakness and rapidly developing pneumonia with shortness of breath, chest pain, cough and sometimes bloody or watery sputum. The pneumonia progresses for two to four days and may cause respiratory failure and shock. Without early treatment, patients may die.
Early treatment of pneumonic plague is essential. Antibiotics should be given as soon as possible. To reduce the chance of death, antibiotics should be given within the first 24 hours of symptoms.
Antibiotic treatment for seven days will protect people who have had direct, close contact with infected patients. If available, wear a tight-fitting surgical mask. Masks are available at triage locations that have been set up throughout the county.
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Effective immediately, local public health officials are requesting the cancellation of any large events planned for the following week.
Contagious communicable disease is easily spread.
In addition, those exhibiting symptoms of high fever, chills or exhaustion should refrain from visiting a hospital or health care center. Instead, six triage locations have been set up around the county – two in Fruita, three in Grand Junction and one in Palisade. If available, please wear a face mask.
Call Western Colorado 211 for the latest information.
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