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Sheriff Andrew J. Rock | Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

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Andrew J. Rock

Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, July 18, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Sheriff Andrew Rock drowned when he was swept away as he tried to retrieve his horse from an island in the Grand River during a period of flooding.

His body was located approximately 20 miles down stream one month later.

Sheriff Rock had served with the Garfield County Sheriff's Office for seven months.

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Sheriff Rock, you were just doing your job and trying to help your best partner--your horse--when you were taken from us so many years ago. But your name is remembered and your service is honored even now, and always will be.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)
April 18, 2017

 

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