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Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell | Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Travis Russell

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Age: 44

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Deputy Sheriff Travis Russell was killed in a vehicle crash on Stonewall Avenue, near Prospect Street in Trinidad, while on patrol.

His patrol vehicle crossed the center line and struck a parked vehicle at approximately 11:30 am.

Deputy Russell had served with the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office for 20 years.

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Travis was killed.

To the Russell family, fellow deputies, and all who call Travis beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Russell gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 1, 2016.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
June 13, 2016


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