Jeffco Sheriff’s deputy who died while helping at accident scene, honored at funeral

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ARVADA, Colo. -- Sgt. Sean Renfro, who was killed while trying to help a motorist on U.S. Highway 285, was laid to rest on Monday.

Renfro was off-duty when he was killed Jan. 3 near Conifer after he stopped to help a couple with a baby who had been involved in a crash during a snow storm.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the initial accident happened about 2: 40 p.m. on southbound U.S. 285 near Windy Point.

An SUV lost control and ran off the southbound side of the road striking the side of the mountain. No injuries were reported from this crash.

Renfro stopped on the shoulder of the highway to help the people who had been in the accident.

Soon after, a second crash occurred when Renfro’s truck was rear-ended by a passenger sedan on the southbound shoulder. Again, no injuries were reported. Colorado State Patrol personnel arrived on-scene to investigate the two crashes.

Then suddenly, a northbound Ford Escape SUV lost control and crossed the highway, striking Renfro, and another adult male who were standing in front of the truck, according to  Cobler.

Renfro died at the scene.

He was a 15-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

If you would like to help the family a GoFundMe page has been set up, donations go to the Sean Renfro Family Fund.