Sean Renfro Family Fund

$76,200 of $75k goal

Raised by 670 people in 23 months
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Crystal Renfro  CONIFER, CO

Sgt Sean Renfro was taken too soon. He lost his life helping others during a dangerous time on the icey roads in Conifer Colorado. This fund is to help his family with unexpected financial strain that comes with a loss. He is survived by a mother, wife and four children. Let's try to take some of the burden away while they are going through this difficult time.

This is being setup by FRIENDS of Sean's. He is loved and missed.

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Update 2
Posted by Crystal Renfro
23 months ago
Today was the funeral for my friend Sgt. Sean Renfro. He was taken too soon from us, but was given a well deserved hero's sendoff. Uniforms from all walks of service, hook and ladders holding the flag high, strobing lights, and bagpipes with drums!
I have attended church with the Renfro's and was part of a men's group with Sean.
This fund was started for two purposes. One, to help Crystal and the family to diminish the burden of future financial needs of the family. The second was to allow each of us a way to show our love and support.
With the unbelievable outpouring of generosity that was shown, I truly thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!
God bless each and every one of you!
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Update 1
Posted by Crystal Renfro
23 months ago
Thank you for the immense outpouring of generosity towards Sean's family - we cannot tell you how much this means to them, and how much they need this help. They are truly overwhelmed.

The funeral will be held this coming Monday - January 12 - at 11:00 am at Faith Bible Chapel : 6250 Wright St | Arvada, Colorado 80004
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Antonio Sr.
23 months ago

Thanks for letter us know that there are still fortunate who have the heart to help. May we learn from your good example of compassion. God bless! Please let our congregation join the prayer for Sean's Family.

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Gary Dawson
23 months ago

I just wanted to say a few words about my best friend, Sean. The word “friend” hardly does it justice as he was my brother, if not by blood since we were 15. We grew up and became men together. Became fathers together (not exactly “together”… you know what I mean). Cheered each other on and supported each other in getting our careers off the ground. We were best men in each other’s weddings and I’m even the godfather to his oldest son. There’s a thousand stories of the two of us, along with our other best friend, Travis doing stupid, yet awesome stuff that we still brag and laugh about while our families are rolling their eyes at us. We both wound up being dads in our early 20’s in less than ideal circumstances and we had each other’s back from day one helping to raise each other’s sons who have both become amazing young men. We were living together with his son, Aleksandr (my godson) when he finally got the acceptance letter from JeffCo. Being a cop was every bit as much his dream as was my dream of becoming a firefighter. Luckily, we were both able to live those dreams. He loved being a cop. There are an awful lot of good cops out there. I work with them on the streets all the time. And, if you haven’t figured out from all of the news stories, he was one of the best. I’m sure Sean felt a sense of duty when he stopped to help that family during the storm but Sean would have stopped to help them long before he ever became a cop. That’s just who he was. Not long after he got the job at JeffCo, he married his wonderful wife, Crystal. They had a difficult time having kids of their own. Sean had a huge heart for family and he wasn’t about to let a little thing like biology slow him down. So, he drug Crystal to the Ukraine, of all places, on two separate trips (more than a month each) and adopted 3 more kids, Egor, Nadia and Denny. (Edit: Crystal corrected me and said it was more like they drug each other there) Aleksandr and Egor are grown and out of school (though still living at home) but Crystal is now left to raise Nadia and Denny on her own. The Sherriff’s Department is going to try to get this recognized as a line of duty death because he was in District and, technically, they’re told that they’re always on duty and should always stop to help. This makes a big difference in the benefits that get paid out. But, if that happens, it will take many months, possibly years to get approved and it’s by no means a guarantee. If you're reading this then you probably already donated to help them out. If so, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It's amazing the support that has already been shown and I have so much gratitude to all of you. If you could do one last thing before you move on with your day, please help us spread the word and pass the link to this page on to anyone who might help out. You know how the internet is these days, sometimes it really sucks. But sometimes, when something like this goes viral, amazing things can be done to support someone who really needs and deserves it. Crystal is going to have a lot of support around her but she is heartbroken and scared and is now a single mom. The news outlets here in Denver have posted it to and there’s been a lot of support from the community but every little bit helps. Sean also has a blog at http://828inallthings.wordpress.com if you’re interested in getting a small window into who he was. If you didn't know him then you might get an idea of why I liked him so much. You’ll see quite a bit of his passions and sense of humor. It's worth the time, Sean turned into a pretty good writer over the years. Here’s a link to one of the latest stories from 9news about what happened. There are quite a few more news stories about it if you google his name: http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2015/01/05/family-call-fallen-jeffco-sergeant-their-guardian-angel/21306003 I will always love and miss my fried Sean and I will try to live up to his example. He’s one of the best people I’ve ever known.

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Dedie Hertzog
23 months ago

The fund will be open after the 9th. Thankyou every one.

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Jim Myers
23 months ago

On behalf of Sean's family I want to say to all of you how deeply grateful we are for this overwhelming outpouring of love and support. Crystal and her family face the daunting task of carrying on without Sean, and many of you may not know that Sean's own father died a year ago almost to the day - on January 9th 2014. Sean died as he lived - a man of faith, honor and sincerity. I will miss him deeply: Jim - Sean's friend and Pastor

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Jennifer Espiritu
23 months ago

Agree with Adam D. "PLEASE KEEP THIS FUND OPEN"

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Brandy Walters
23 months ago

SEAN RENFRO'S BLOG: http://828inallthings.wordpress.com/

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Chalice Schorer
23 months ago

I contacted go funded me to ask if they would waive the fees and taxes. Maybe more people could ask also to get more money to the family.

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Adam Donahue
23 months ago

Please keep this fund open. I believe many people will be making donations on the 9th.

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Michael Williams
23 months ago

I'm getting the word out via FB and on my weekly newsletter/blog. Let me know how we can be of service. Praying!

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23 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends. We have also shared this link on our page, we hope it helps a little.

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Sandi McKeag
23 months ago

Sean was raised to help others, I want to thank everyone who is helping his family, you have his six.

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Brandy Walters
23 months ago

Please see the articles that are on numerous news sites reporting who Sean was and what a wonderful man he was to not only all of us in his family but the community he served. http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2015/01/04/jeff-co-sergeant-remembered-as-compassionate/21263089/ http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/jefferson-countys-sheriffs-office-mourning-the-death-of-sgt-sean-renfro

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$76,200 of $75k goal

Raised by 670 people in 23 months
Created January 04, 2015
CR
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
JG
$1,000
Jarrett Gordon
19 months ago

I didn't know Sean but I heard about your story on Fox News and o can't imagine what Crystal and the kids must be going through.. ;(. If anything like this ever happened to our family I'm sure Sean would have donated to our fund. God Bless you and I wish you the best of luck trying to move forward.

$50
Anonymous
20 months ago
CT
$100
Casey Tighe
20 months ago
GT
$25
Garrett Thorne
20 months ago
$162
Anonymous
21 months ago
AT
$15
Angele Tatem
21 months ago

Thank for your service to our community!

BR
$50
Brandy Roybal
21 months ago

Crystal, I am so sorry. You and your family have been in our thoughts.

$50
Anonymous
21 months ago
RL
$250
Rick and Jen Larson
21 months ago
Antonio Sr.
23 months ago

Thanks for letter us know that there are still fortunate who have the heart to help. May we learn from your good example of compassion. God bless! Please let our congregation join the prayer for Sean's Family.

+ Read More
Gary Dawson
23 months ago

I just wanted to say a few words about my best friend, Sean. The word “friend” hardly does it justice as he was my brother, if not by blood since we were 15. We grew up and became men together. Became fathers together (not exactly “together”… you know what I mean). Cheered each other on and supported each other in getting our careers off the ground. We were best men in each other’s weddings and I’m even the godfather to his oldest son. There’s a thousand stories of the two of us, along with our other best friend, Travis doing stupid, yet awesome stuff that we still brag and laugh about while our families are rolling their eyes at us. We both wound up being dads in our early 20’s in less than ideal circumstances and we had each other’s back from day one helping to raise each other’s sons who have both become amazing young men. We were living together with his son, Aleksandr (my godson) when he finally got the acceptance letter from JeffCo. Being a cop was every bit as much his dream as was my dream of becoming a firefighter. Luckily, we were both able to live those dreams. He loved being a cop. There are an awful lot of good cops out there. I work with them on the streets all the time. And, if you haven’t figured out from all of the news stories, he was one of the best. I’m sure Sean felt a sense of duty when he stopped to help that family during the storm but Sean would have stopped to help them long before he ever became a cop. That’s just who he was. Not long after he got the job at JeffCo, he married his wonderful wife, Crystal. They had a difficult time having kids of their own. Sean had a huge heart for family and he wasn’t about to let a little thing like biology slow him down. So, he drug Crystal to the Ukraine, of all places, on two separate trips (more than a month each) and adopted 3 more kids, Egor, Nadia and Denny. (Edit: Crystal corrected me and said it was more like they drug each other there) Aleksandr and Egor are grown and out of school (though still living at home) but Crystal is now left to raise Nadia and Denny on her own. The Sherriff’s Department is going to try to get this recognized as a line of duty death because he was in District and, technically, they’re told that they’re always on duty and should always stop to help. This makes a big difference in the benefits that get paid out. But, if that happens, it will take many months, possibly years to get approved and it’s by no means a guarantee. If you're reading this then you probably already donated to help them out. If so, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It's amazing the support that has already been shown and I have so much gratitude to all of you. If you could do one last thing before you move on with your day, please help us spread the word and pass the link to this page on to anyone who might help out. You know how the internet is these days, sometimes it really sucks. But sometimes, when something like this goes viral, amazing things can be done to support someone who really needs and deserves it. Crystal is going to have a lot of support around her but she is heartbroken and scared and is now a single mom. The news outlets here in Denver have posted it to and there’s been a lot of support from the community but every little bit helps. Sean also has a blog at http://828inallthings.wordpress.com if you’re interested in getting a small window into who he was. If you didn't know him then you might get an idea of why I liked him so much. You’ll see quite a bit of his passions and sense of humor. It's worth the time, Sean turned into a pretty good writer over the years. Here’s a link to one of the latest stories from 9news about what happened. There are quite a few more news stories about it if you google his name: http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2015/01/05/family-call-fallen-jeffco-sergeant-their-guardian-angel/21306003 I will always love and miss my fried Sean and I will try to live up to his example. He’s one of the best people I’ve ever known.

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Dedie Hertzog
23 months ago

The fund will be open after the 9th. Thankyou every one.

+ Read More
Jim Myers
23 months ago

On behalf of Sean's family I want to say to all of you how deeply grateful we are for this overwhelming outpouring of love and support. Crystal and her family face the daunting task of carrying on without Sean, and many of you may not know that Sean's own father died a year ago almost to the day - on January 9th 2014. Sean died as he lived - a man of faith, honor and sincerity. I will miss him deeply: Jim - Sean's friend and Pastor

+ Read More
Jennifer Espiritu
23 months ago

Agree with Adam D. "PLEASE KEEP THIS FUND OPEN"

+ Read More
Brandy Walters
23 months ago

SEAN RENFRO'S BLOG: http://828inallthings.wordpress.com/

+ Read More
Chalice Schorer
23 months ago

I contacted go funded me to ask if they would waive the fees and taxes. Maybe more people could ask also to get more money to the family.

+ Read More
Adam Donahue
23 months ago

Please keep this fund open. I believe many people will be making donations on the 9th.

+ Read More
Michael Williams
23 months ago

I'm getting the word out via FB and on my weekly newsletter/blog. Let me know how we can be of service. Praying!

+ Read More
undefined undefined
23 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends. We have also shared this link on our page, we hope it helps a little.

+ Read More
Sandi McKeag
23 months ago

Sean was raised to help others, I want to thank everyone who is helping his family, you have his six.

+ Read More
Brandy Walters
23 months ago

Please see the articles that are on numerous news sites reporting who Sean was and what a wonderful man he was to not only all of us in his family but the community he served. http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2015/01/04/jeff-co-sergeant-remembered-as-compassionate/21263089/ http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/jefferson-countys-sheriffs-office-mourning-the-death-of-sgt-sean-renfro

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