Family and friends of Jason Kemp hold vigil

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A hat, a baby picture and other precious memories decorated a bench at the Mesa County Justice Center Sunday night. Friends and family slowly made their way to the impromptu memorial to pay their respects to Jason Alan Kemp.

Killed by a Colorado State Patrol Trooper in July, the details of the night have not yet been released. Mourners at the Sunday’s vigil expressed doubts about the ongoing investigation, voicing their concerns and asking for investigators to "find the truth." Jason’s younger sister, Leisel Kemp says, "He didn't deserve what happened to him. We want to keep our streets safe and for this to never, ever happen to anybody again."

As people lit candles Leisel reflected on a protective, yet playful, older brother, saying, "He taught my younger brother and I how to do so much. He just loved us so much. We didn't always agree on everything but we definitely loved each other."

"It's been terrible and very hard on all of his friends and family," she says.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 101772698 - nbc11news.com/a?a=101772698
Gray Television, Inc.