Sheriff Ted Mink of the Jefferson County Sheriff Department sadly reports that Sergeant Sean Renfro was killed in a motor vehicle crash.

Sergeant Renfro had stopped to assist a motorist who had lost control of their vehicle and had run off Highway 285 near Conifer, Colorado. Sergeant Renfro was directing traffic around the crash. While he was directing traffic, his personal vehicle parked on the shoulder was struck from behind.

The Colorado State Patrol had arrived to investigate both vehicle crashes when a third vehicle traveling in the opposite direction slid across the roadway on the snowy and icy roads. That vehicle struck Sgt. Renfro and the man standing with him on the shoulder of the road.

Sergeant Renfro died at the scene. The man who was standing with Sgt. Renfro was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

The crash remains under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.

Sergeant Sean Renfro served the Jefferson County Sheriff Department for 15 years having served in the Detention and Patrol Divisions. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Sergeant Sean Renfro-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Saturday, January 3, 2015.

“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow

To learn more:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27252646/conifer-at-least-two-people-badly-hurt-multi

http://www.odmp.org/officer/22323-sergeant-sean-renfro

http://www.9news.com/story/weather/2015/01/03/conifer-285-accident-closure/21237239/

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/highway-285-closed-at-windy-point-i-70-at-limon-also-closed

http://kdvr.com/2015/01/03/off-duty-jeffco-sheriff-killed-while-helping-with-accident/

http://www.hightimbertimes.com/content/duty-jeffco-sergeant-dies-accident-us-285-0