The Fountain Police Department said that a Colorado police officer passed away just over a week after suffering catastrophic injuries when he fell from a 40-foot bridge while pursuing carjacking suspects.
According to CBS Colorado, Officer Julian Becerra, 35, was placed on life support. According to officials, he passed away Saturday night at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Beccera, a K9 officer who served in the patrol division, is survived by his wife and two kids.
The department said a procession was held late Saturday to move his body from the hospital to the El Paso County Coroner’s Office, also in Colorado Springs.
“We appreciate the public’s outpouring of support over the past week for Officer Becerra, his family, and the Fountain Police Department,” police spokesperson Lisa Schneider said in a statement.
Around 4 p.m. on February 2, police were requested to assist the Department of Corrections in locating a carjacking suspect. Officers were able to disable the automobile at 8 p.m. on a bridge just south of Colorado Springs after many pursuits across the neighborhood and at least one more attempted carjacking by the suspects, according to Fountain Police Commander Mark Cristiani. Becerra followed the driver out of the vehicle as he did so. According to Cristiani, he was severely hurt after falling from the bridge and hitting the riverbed.
According to investigators, the stolen car’s driver and two passengers were detained after warrants were served, and they were suspected of committing offenses.
According to CBS Colorado, the suspects have been Devon Bobian, Danisha Pacheco, and Anthony Vallejos. The driver attempted to jump off the bridge, but authorities stopped him, dragged him to safety, and then arrested him, according to the police.
According to The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Becerra was on life support on Friday and surrounded by family and friends, according to Fountain police.
KRDO-TV reported that candles, flowers, and notes had been left on Becerra’s police car, parked outside the Fountain Police Department, by family, friends, and law enforcement personnel.
Becerra, who had previously served in the American Air Force, had worked with the department for more than four years. Funeral arrangements have not been made public.
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