Heartbreaking photo reminds of drunk driving consequences

DENVER (WATE) – A heartbreaking Facebook photo posted by a Colorado sheriff’s department is getting a lot of attention online – showing the baby of a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was hit and killed by a drunk driver.

The post shows the 8-month-old girl surrounded by items from her late mother’s uniform with the caption: “For anyone who is planning on just having a “few beers” and driving home after, look at this little girl. She will grow up without her Mother, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jamie Jursevics, who was hit by a drunk driver and killed last week. Is it worth it?”

The post has been shared over 6,000 times as of Monday afternoon.

Jursevics was killed on Sunday, November 15, while she was investigating an interstate crash near Denver. Officials say a retired Army colonel on his way home from a Denver Broncos game hit her with his truck and fled for about 15 miles. He was later arrested on homicide and drunken driving charges.

A funeral service was held for Jursevics on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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