We wanted to provide some reminders and additional details for Chief Jackson's memorial services and reception tomorrow. Please read carefully as there is quite a bit of helpful information below.
Date: Friday, December, 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Denver First Church, 3800 E Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113
We ask all South Metro uniformed personnel to be parked and in formation by 9:45 am that morning at the north end of the church so that we can welcome the family and Chief Jackson with a "Sea of Blue." The Jackson family is expected to arrive at the church at 10:00 am.
The gymnasium at the church will then be the designated area for South Metro personnel, staff, alumni and significant others to meet and congregate prior to the services. All SMFR personnel, alumni and significant others will be seated together and will be ushered in prior to the service.
Immediately after the memorial services, an emergency vehicle procession will begin at the church. South Metro apparatus and neighboring agencies will be used for this procession and there will be a designated staging area at the church.
No personal vehicles will be allowed in the procession, however, we do have buses picking up at staff at SMFR Admin building and Hilton Inverness Hotel at 8:30 am. These buses will also be part of the procession, so anyone riding on the buses, please be prompt to get to the staging area after the service for the start of the procession.
Please note that once the buses are full at pick up, any remaining SMFR personnel will have to drive to the church as we have only 54 seats on each bus. The buses will not be returning to the church after the procession and will drop off where you were picked up.
There is a reception that is scheduled to take place following the services. If individuals arrive early, there is a restaurant that you can wait at prior to the official start of the reception.
** IMPORTANT - For any off-duty personnel attending the reception, we ask that you change out of your SMFR uniform prior to the reception.
There is a limited block of rooms that the Inverness has kindly reserved at a discounted rate of $89 for SMFR personnel. If you’d like to reserve a room, please use group code SMFR. Please note that once the room block is filled, they will not be able to honor the discounted rate.
There have been questions that have come in regarding where donations can be made on behalf of Chief Jackson. The Jackson family has let us know that these can be made to: