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Flag ceremony held for fallen Deputy Peery

Deputy Andrew Peery
Posted at 4:22 AM, Aug 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-12 19:15:25-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A flag-raising ceremony was held Friday morning to honor the life of El Paso County Deputy Andrew Peery, who was killed in the line of duty.

Deputy Peery’s memorial reflects the person he was to the community he served. Flowers, thank you notes and balloons all covered Peery’s memorial this week.

Losing a hero in the community is never easy, Peery was a man gone too soon.

“Any time an event like this happens, I come down and place flowers and pay my respects but law enforcement, people need to treat them with more respect. They put their lives out there every day,” said Linda Bachmeier, a Colorado Springs resident.

The ceremony took place outside the El Paso County Sheriff’s office. Perry’s funeral service will take place on Monday at New Life Church at 11:00 a.m. We will have live coverage on News5.

If you cannot make it to the funeral service, but want to still pay your respects, you can stop by Friday’s flag-raising ceremony.

On Monday, August 15, KOAA News5 will stream the service for Deputy Andrew Peery from New Life Church in Colorado Springs on KOAA-TV and our live streaming channel.

At 10:00 am a convoy carrying Deputy Peery and his family will arrive at the church and be escorted in by an EPSO Mounted unit and Honor Guard. After Peery and family members are inside the church sanctuary, seating will begin for all others in attendance.

If you plan on attending, please see the parking map below.

The service will start at 11:00 am on Monday. The law enforcement service with full honors will honor the life and mourn the loss of Deputy Peery.

The service is open to the public and will be located at the New Life Church located at 11025 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs.

Immediately following the service an emergency vehicle procession will depart from the church. El Paso County Sheriffs' department is inviting the Colorado Springs community to line the procession route.

New Life Church Parking Map for Dep. Peery Funeral


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