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'The bravery of firefighters should never be forgotten:' Colorado grieves for fallen firefighter

Posted at 4:11 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 18:19:25-05

DENVER — Colorado fire departments and law enforcement agencies are sharing their condolences after a Summit County firefighter died while battling a fire at a condominium in Copper Mountain early Saturday morning.

Ken Jones, 46, fell from a five-story rooftop at the Bridge End condo building at 860 Copper Road about 2 a.m. The 20-year veteran of the Summit County Fire Department had climbed to the roof to find access to the fire.

News of the fallen firefighter prompted several agencies from Colorado to tweet messages of support and condolence to Jones’ family and the Summit County Fire Department.

Poudre Fire Chief Tom DeMint wrote:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Summit Fire and EMS as they grieve the loss of one who died in the line of duty who fell from a five-story condo while conducting roof operations. Please keep Summit Fire and the family in your thoughts and prayers.”

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office wrote:

"Our thoughts are with you Firefighter dies after falling from roof of Copper Mountain condo."

West Metro Fire wrote:

"Our hearts are heavy today with news of the loss of @Summit_Fire firefighter Ken Jones. He made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his community."

Adams County Fire tweeted:

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Ken Jones and our brothers and sisters at @Summit_Fire."

Colorado Springs Fire Department wrote:

"#CSFD So sorry to learn of the line of duty death of one of Summit Fire’s Bravest this morning. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts."

South Metro Fire wrote:

"The bravery of firefighters should never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters."

Denver Firefighters Local 858 wrote:

"#DenverFirefightersLocal858 sends our prayers to #Local4528 @Summit_Fire Brother Ken Jones, his family and friends. Brother Ken made the Ultimate Sacrifice this morning while battling a condominium fire in Copper Mountain. #RIPKen."

Elk Creek Fire wrote:

"Our hearts are heavy for @Summit_Fire’s loss."

Golden Fire wrote:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out for the personnel of the Summit Fire-Rescue and the Jones family as they grieve the loss of Firefighter Ken Jones. Jones lost his life early this morning while on scene of a condominium fire. Rest In Peace brother."

Aurora Fire Rescue wrote:

"Our department offers sincere condolences to @Summit_Fire members and to the friends and family of Ken Jones. May you #RestInPeace brother."

Denver Fire wrote:

"The #DenverFireDepartment sends our prayers & condolences to the family & friends of @Summit_Fire Firefighter Ken Jones who unfortunately passed away this morning while battling a condominium fire in Copper Mountain. #RIPKen."

Westminster Police wrote:

"Our thoughts and prayers to Ken’s wife, children and his Summit Fire-EMS family."