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MESA COUNTY: 41-year law enforcement veteran dies after battle with COVID-19

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office announced that Sheriff Sgt. Wayne Weyler, 64, passed away on December 10 after his battle with COVID-19.

According to the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Weyler served as a law enforcement officer for 41 years. He began his career with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, then he joined the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.

His career includes successfully investigating and prosecuting many notable murders in Mesa County, as well as leading the agency’s co-worker assistance program, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said Sgt. Weyler also helped pioneer the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office’s crime reduction unit and led the complex crime unit.

“Wayne has devoted much of himself to serving his fellow men. He is a leader, mentor and a truly kind person. Sheriff Todd Rowell said. “Join us in honoring his memory and sending your thoughts and prayers to his family.” The agency would like to thank our law enforcement partners and the community for supporting us as we mourn the loss of one of us. Sgt. Weyler’s family has requested privacy at this time. Thank you,” shared the sheriff’s office.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/41-year-colorado-law-enforcement-veteran-dies-after-battle-with-covid-19/ MESA COUNTY: 41-year law enforcement veteran dies after battle with COVID-19

Emma Bowman

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