Woman who hit, killed sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 10 days in jail

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GOLDEN, Colo. -- There are no tears that will bring him back. No hug tight enough. After three tough hours, Sergeant Sean Renfro's widow left the courtroom in Golden Friday.

Inside, 23-year-old Blair Gledhill was handcuffed and led away in front of her family. It's not been an easy day for anyone.

“An absolutely tragedy. A tragedy for the Renfro family and a tragedy of the Gledhill family,” said Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir.

His prosecutor asked the court for jail time even though the sergeant's death was an accident.

Weir charged Gledhill with careless driving resulting in death after, on a snowy day in January, she hit ice and lost control of her vehicle while traveling along Highway 285. Her car crossed the median and hit Renfro. He was off-duty and had stopped to help a motorist. He died instantly.

Renfro's boss, the sheriff, reflected on the judge's sentence. Gledhill will serve 10 days in jail and 240 hours of community service.

“Certainly there is no sentence that will replace Sean Renfro, but the judge found a nice balance in that,” said Jeff Shrader.