Mesa County deputy Derek Geer(Photo: Mesa County Sheriff's Office)
MESA COUNTY - The Palisade Fire Department says a Mesa County Sheriff's Office deputy is in his
"final hours of life."
Deputy Derek Geers was shot multiple times Monday morning by a 17-year-old suspect he had detained during a weapons investigation.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says Geers is on life support so his organs can be donated. This process could take up to 48 hours, after then, life-sustaining measures will be stopped.
Geer is a Navy veteran who has been with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office since October 2001.
He is married and has two children, ages 11 and 13.
The suspect, a 17-year-old boy, was taken into custody less than an hour after the shooting.
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