Las Animas County Sergeant Matt Moreno was fatally injured on the evening of Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in an on-duty traffic accident. The accident happened as Sgt. Moreno and two other deputies were responding to a domestic violence in progress call. While headed to the scene two patrol cars were involved in an accident with a civilian vehicle traveling the opposite direction. Sgt Moreno died in the accident and two other deputies were injured.
Sgt. Moreno was 37 years old and would have celebrated his 5th anniversary at the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office on December 14th. He is survived by two daughters and one stepson. A trust fund for Sgt Moreno’s children is being set up.
The Las Animas Sheriff’s Office has asked the Colorado Police Officers Foundation to help in gathering donations for the children’s trust. As such we have opened our special PayPal account set-up exclusively for donations to the trust for the children of Sgt Moreno.
All donations made through the Colorado Police Officers Foundation will go directly to the trust. The Foundation will not withhold any handling fees. There is a PayPal donate button below that will take you to the secured PayPal account. If you use a credit card to donate, there will be a small processing fee charged by PayPal. You can also donate by check and mail that to:
Colorado Police Officers Foundation
8400 Alcott Street
Westminster, CO 80031
The Colorado FOP Police Officers' Foundation was founded in 1997 and is a charitable corporation that operates under the 501(c)(3) provisions of the federal tax code. This official designation granted by the IRS conveys tax-exempt status to the foundation and specifically allows contributions to be tax deductible. Your donations qualify for the maximum tax deduction.