Englewood’s police Det. Jeremy Bitner was among 15 names of Colorado law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty that were added to the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial last week.
Five names of officers killed in 2012 were added along with 10 historical additions.
Nearly 300 families and friends of the fallen officers and members of law enforcement from across Colorado attended the commemorative event on May 6.
Bitner, 39, was struck by a hit-and-run driver while on a traffic stop on May 27, 2012. He died from his injuries the next day. Bitner had been with Englewood Police Department for more than seven years and was survived by his wife and two children. The hit-and-run driver was captured a short while later in Littleton and received multiple charges.
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