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5 Colorado officers killed in '12 added to memorial

By: the associated press
May 3, 2013 Updated: May 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm
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photo - Members of a Lakewood Police Department Honor Guard fire a rifle salute during a memorial for state law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden, Colo., Friday, May 3, 2013. Five law enforcement officers killed last year, and ten other officers killed in the past, were honored at the ceremony. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Members of a Lakewood Police Department Honor Guard fire a rifle salute during a memorial for state law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden, Colo., Friday, May 3, 2013. Five law enforcement officers killed last year, and ten other officers killed in the past, were honored at the ceremony. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) 

GOLDEN - Five law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Colorado last year are being honored.

The names of the fallen officers were added to a memorial at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden on Friday. The names of 10 other officers killed in the past, including some from before Colorado became a state, were also added at the ceremony

Nearly 300 people attended the ceremony, which included a rifle salute.

The officers who died last year are Englewood police detective Jeremy Bitner, Denver police officer Celena Hollis, Colorado Springs police officer Matthew Tyner, Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Capt. Leide William DeFusco and Lakewood police agent James Jeffery Davies.

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