Officials with the Grand Junction Police Department as well as the Mesa County Sheriff's Office say black stripes will be placed over all badges to honor a fallen brother.
Sergeant David Kinterknecht with the Montrose Police Department was fatally wounded in a shooting in Montrose on Saturday night.
Two more officers with Montrose Police were wounded.
Corporal Donahue with the Grand Junction Police Department explains, "the black on the badges signifies the black sorrow for one of our fallen brothers or sisters, and the badge is put across diagonally over the heart to represent the sorrow in our heart for our fallen brother or sister".
The Grand Junction Police Department as well as the Mesa County Sheriff's Office also plan to fly flags at half-staff.
No word yet on any further services.
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