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First responders estate plan renamed after one of its own

Posted at 7:12 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 21:12:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The First Responder Estate Program has a new name, honoring one of their own who was always helping his comrades.

Damian Merrill was a first responder and Air Force airman. He passed away from cancer, and now the estate program has been renamed in his honor.

“For them to honor him and name the program after him to continuously help first responders,” said his son Zachary Merrill. “It’s something unbelievable.”

The program helps first responders cover the cost of estate planning. The goal is to make sure every single one has their affairs in order in case of an emergency.

“My dad was the type of person, if he could have paid for everybody’s he would of,” Zachary said. “He never let somebody go without help.”

For the entire month of September, Community Strong, LLC is offering free estate planning documents to first responders across the state. That includes the paperwork on financial power of attorney, living will, healthcare power of attorney and universal HIPPA release. For more information you just need to head to the Hammond Law Group website at