Domestic violence

2015 Men In Heels Race, Support the GJPD #MenInHeels #GVCopBeat #ShareGJ

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The Grand Junction Police Department will be participating in the annual Men In Heels Race in Downtown Grand Junction.

The event will take place on September 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at 5th Street and Colorado Ave.

MEET OUR TEAM:

Gallegos Isaac DeBellevue Jeffrey Gonzalez, Joey (2) McCullough Zac SchreinerTaylor

Here is how you can help, and how you can watch them LONG WAY in women’s heels!

Please visit the Men In Heels website and click on the GJPD Team. From there, donations will be accepted.  ALL proceeds go directly to Latimer House to help victims of domestic violence and sex assault.

There will be hundreds of people gathered for this event, so show up early and watch as over 25 teams of men from our community race in women’s heels!

To watch a video of last years event, please click here.

If you capture a great photo of one of our officers running in the Men In Heels Race, we would love to see it! Please email it to katieb@gjcity.org

Riverside Parkway Closed This Morning #GVCopBeat #gjco

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The Riverside Parkway is closed this morning from West Ave. to 25 Rd.

At about 1:00 this morning a semi-truck pulling a low trailer on the parkway drove over and damaged a temporary sewer line that was part of ongoing construction just west of West Ave. This caused a large spill of raw sewage onto the roadway.

Construction workers were on scene and were able to get the pipe closed to stop the leakage, but due to the damage the Riverside Parkway will remain closed in this area until later this morning.

We will update you when the parkway reopens.

He walks like a lady!

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A pair of black patent leather court shoes wit...
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 ” A real man would run a mile in her shoes.”     

  

During Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 2nd, the Grand Junction Police Department, along with other local organizations and members of the media, will be participating in the Men in High Heels Race for Domestic Violence Awareness.  A team of male officers along with the Chief of Police will be donning some lovely ladies shoes and hitting the pavement to see who can run the fastest without breaking an ankle.

According to the Latimer House, a local domestic violence advocacy program and shelter, there were 49 deaths in the state of Colorado last year as a result of domestic violence. 80% of those deaths involved the use of firearms.  Also last year nearly 5, 300 women and children received shelter and another 5, 400 were turned away because the shelters were full.  Domestic violence is one of the most common calls officers respond to in the United States today.  This event hopes to raise awareness about domestic violence and to let victims know that someone is there for them.   

 As a law enforcement agency, our employees deal with domestic violence related issues on a daily basis.  Officers routinely respond to domestic disputes, often involving the same couples over and over.  Our victim advocates work with those affected by this abuse, trying to get them the help they need to end the cycle of violence.  All of this, combined with the sobering statistics related to this type of crime, are the reasons our officers are willing to look a little silly to raise money and awareness.    

The Grand Junction Police Department’s high heels race team is looking for sponsors to donate for the cause.  If you would like to help, drop off your donation at the police station at 6th Street and Ute Avenue.  Then, come out to see the guys sport some pretty shoes.  The race begins at 11 am on October 2nd on Colorado Ave. between 6th and 7th St.  It’s sure to be fun to watch, and who knows, your support may end up saving someone from a lifetime of abuse.