Portion of Highway 285 memorialized for deputy killed while helping a family

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A seven-mile stretch of Highway 285 was dedicated Wednesday in the name of a fallen Jefferson County sheriff's deputy.

Sgt. Sean Renfro was killed in January 2015 after stopping to help passengers in vehicle after an accident, then got hit when another driver lost control of their vehicle.

Renfro was off duty but came upon the accident and decided to help. It was a couple and their baby who had slid off the road in the cold and snowy conditions.

Because of the conditions, Renfro allowed the family to wait in his personal truck until help arrived. He was on the road directing traffic when an oncoming vehicle lost control and hit him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The family he had stopped to help survived.

Blair Gledhill, the driver of the vehicle that fatally struck Renfro, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 240 hours of community service for careless driving resulting in death.

Renfro was a 15-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. His wife and family attended the dedication ceremony.

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