DENVER, CO (STL.News) Colorado Governor Polis ordered flags lowered to half staff on all public buildings statewide from sunrise to sunset on Friday, December 13, 2019, to honor the passing of Sgt. Joshua Voth, Rep. Kimmi Lewis, and Summit Fire & EMS firefighter Ken Jones.
Sgt. Joshua Voth was killed in the line of duty in an accident at the Fremont Correctional Facility on Dec. 4, 2019. Sgt. Voth had been with the department since 2016 and was a Correctional Support Licensed Trade Supervisor who helped teach offenders valuable trade skills. He was a husband and father of three young children who was beloved by his family, friends and his fellow DOC staff members.
Rep. Kimmi Lewis passed on Dec. 6, 2019 after a battle with cancer. She served in the legislature since 2016, representing her community on the eastern plains.
Summit Fire & EMS firefighter Ken Jones was killed Dec. 7, 2019 while fighting a fire at a condo building at Copper Mountain. He was a 20-year veteran of Summit Fire & EMS. Jones is survived by his wife, and two children.
Services for Sgt. Voth, Representative Lewis, and firefighter Jones will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.