The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in honor at the Memorial Service for Arvada Police Officer, Dillon Vakoff, who was killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2022. The Service is scheduled for 10:00AM on Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Flatirons Community Church, 355 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette, 80026.
Officer Vakoff served as an Arvada Police Officer for three years. He was also a six year Veteran of the US Air Force.
We will stage at the Lafayette Park and Ride, 1080 South Public Road, Lafayette, 80026. We will be gather earlier than usual in order to get to the staging location before access is difficult, due to street closures associated with this Service.
7:30AM - Stage at the Lafayette Park-and-Ride, 1080 South Public Road 7:45AM - Mission Briefing
8:00AM - Form Flag Line along South Boulder Road
Ken "Nick" Nicholas, Dave "EZ" McCabe and Dave "Captain Slow" Lefavor will serve as Ride Captains.
Nick Nicholas, Dave McCabe and I will bring Flags.
Please accept our condolences on the death of your loved one. Their service and sacrifice, as well as the family's support are very greatly appreciated. When one joins the military, they become a member of a brotherhood. Less than one percent of the US population are currently serving in the military and only seven percent of the US population are either veterans or part of the active military. These heroic men and women are bonded forever.
Our defenders of freedom were compelled to serve for many honorable reasons. Some left their homes, families and friends and went halfway around the world. They were willing to sacrifice their lives so that we could all be free. How fortunate for all of us that while we rest and sleep some brave warrior risks it all so we can sleep in peace. It takes a special man or woman to sacrifice their comfort and safety for their country. We would not be living the way we do now if it weren't for brave men and women who serve and risk their lives for our freedom and safety. Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. We, the members of the Colorado Patriot Guard, so greatly appreciate the service of your loved one and it is a great honor for us to stand at their Service. We thank you for inviting us and we offer our thoughts and prayers.
Sincere appreciation for the US Air Force and Arvada PD Service of Dillon Vakoff. The loss of someone who served and sacrificed is tragic and all Patriotic Americans are forever in their debt. Thankful for the sacrifices made by their families, as well. These Heroes gave up so much in order to preserve our freedoms and to ensure our safety and security. They have earned our recognition and respect. They will be greatly missed, but, will never be forgotten. May their family and friends achieve peace along with our enduring gratitude.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories console you and bring you peace and comfort.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of officer Vakoff. I will be honored to stand for this hero.
It is my privilege to stand in honor of Mr. Vakoff.
To the family and friends of this hero I offer sincere condolences.
Rest in peace, Law Officer and Fellow Airman. Your contributions to our community and country are truly heroic.
We have the watch from here.
Dave “Captain Slow” Lefavor
USAF 1967-1972; USAFR 1972-1979
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dillon Vakoff. As well my thoughts and prayers are with your blue family of the Arvada Police department. Thank you for your service to our country and community so we can enjoy our freedom. Your comrades have your watch from here. It will be my honor to stand for AF veteran Officer Dillon Vakoff.
Fair winds and following seas to this USAF veteran/LEO. The family and friends of Mr. Dillon Michael Vakoff have my most sincere sympathy and condolences. So sorry for your loss. We are grateful for his service to our nation, and his service to the community.
I have had the distinct honor and privilege of standing watch over Officer Dillon Vakoff’s memorial this week. To his family and friends, please accept my most sincere condolences. I have been blessed to hear testimonials from so many people whose lives he impacted. It will be my honor to stand for him this Friday.
I wish to send my sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Dillon Vakoff a six year veteran of the US Air Force and Arvada Police Officer and Hero. I am grateful for the years of service that was provided us, in the past, so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you for your service to our country and community. Rest in Peace.
‘Can Do’ Bob Aholt
PGR Ride Captain/Southern Colorado Assistant State Captain
Thank-you for your SERVICE & SACRIFICE. Rest in Peace in the arms of Jesus for eternity.
My condolences to the family and friends of officer Dillion Vakoff. This country will be forever indebted to him for his service in the AirForce and extended duty as a LEO. May he rest in peace.
Please note the change in staging time, from 8:00AM to 7:30AM. We have been advised that Officer Vakoff and his family will arrive at the church by 8:45AM.
To the family of Dillon Vakoff, I extend to you my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one and Hero to our nation and community. Thank you sir, for your service. May you rest now in well deserved peace.
My sincere condolences go out to the family, family in Blue and friends of Arvada officer & USAF veteran Dillon Michael Vakoff. Thank you so much for the service & sacrifice to your country and community. Rest in peace, those left behind have your watch from here.
My condolences to the family and friends of this proud LEO and US Air Force veteran, Dillon Vakoff. Sorry for your loss. I’m thankful for his service to the nation and his honorable service to the City of Arvada. Rest easy Officer Vakoff, your service is complete. I will be honored to stand for Air Force veteran and police officer Dillion Vakoff.