Ken Jones Hero Transport
On December 8th, 2019 Summit Fire & EMS Authority firefighter Ken Jones was transported by a motorcade from the Colorado State Patrol to Boulder with a hero transport. The Honor watch began immediately with firefighters remaining with Jones 24 hours a day until his memorial service. The procession traveled via I-70 to Hwy. 93 into Boulder County with multiple fire departments paying respect on the route including Arvada Fire Protection District, Boulder Fire-Rescue Department, Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District, Evergreen Fire Protection District, Fairmount Fire Protection District, Genesee Fire Protection District, Golden Gate Fire Protection District, Golden Fire Department, Highlands Rescue Team Ambulance District, Pleasant View Fire Department, Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District, Vail Fire & Emergency Services and others. Various law enforcement helped out with traffic control along the route that included Boulder County Sheriff, Boulder Police Department, Colorado School of Mines Police Department, Frisco Police Department, Golden Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff, Summit County Sheriff and others. Jones passed away when he was on the roof of a 5-story structure in Copper Mountain on December 7th, 2019 battling a fire, searching for access when he fall off the roof. Jones, was 46 years-old, and leaves behind a wife and two children. Jones was a 20-year veteran in the fire service. The memorial service was held on December 13th, 2019 with a large procession from Lakewood to the Waterstone Community Church in Littleton for a private service, more here: Ken Jones Memorial. To pay tribute to Jones, Summit Fire & EMS will accept flowers and cards at the headquarters building 0035 County Shops Rd. in Frisco and also at West Metro Fire Rescue Station 10, 3535 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood.