Sgt. Wayne Weyler honored at State & National Law Enforcement Memorials

WASHINGTON D.C.  — The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is sending a contingent to Washington D.C. to accompany the Weyler Family as fallen hero Sergeant Wayne Weyler’s name is added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC.  

Mesa County Sheriff Sergeant Wayne Weyler lost his battle with COVID-19 on December 10, 2021. Like so many law enforcement officers, he contracted the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community during the pandemic.

Sgt. Weyler’s name was formally dedicated along with Colorado fallen heroes killed in 2021 as well as several historical names on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial in Golden. View the ceremony here. 

Sgt. Weyler’s name is among the 619 names of officers killed in the line of duty across the country being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. This includes the 472 officers killed in the line of duty during 2021, plus 147 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

The names of all 619 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 34th  Annual Candlelight Vigil on Friday, May 13th at 6:00 pm (MST)  on the National Mall. The vigil will be broadcast live on youtube. To watch, visit

The Candlelight Vigil is one of many commemorative events taking place in the nation’s capital during National Police Week 2022.  The Peace Officers Memorial Day Service ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 15th at 9:00 am (MST) on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol to honor fallen law enforcement officers and their families. 

The Weyler family, Sheriff Todd Rowell, and members of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office will be in attendance. You can follow the Police Week events in our nation’s capital on the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office's Facebook page.

Mesa County Event

Community members are invited to honor and remember Sgt. Weyler and those who have given their lives in service to our community at the Police Week Memorial Vigil. Mesa County Law Enforcement will be gathering at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 6:00 pm for the memorial vigil. Families are encouraged to come early for a free community touch-a-truck from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Please join us in thanking all of Mesa County Law Enforcement for their service to the community and the personal sacrifices made to ensure our safety.