‘Is it worth it?’ Image of infant in mother’s trooper hat shows impact of drunk driving

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CANON CITY, Colo. — A Colorado sheriff’s office used social media to spread a very important message: Don’t drink and drive.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in Canon City posted a photo on its Facebook page Sunday.  The image shows a child in her mother’s trooper hat and explains that her mother will no longer be around. The little girl will grow up without her mother.

The caption reads:

“For anyone who is planning on just having a ‘few beers’ and driving home after, look at this little girl. She will grow up without her Mother, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jamie Jursevics, who was hit by a drunk driver and killed last week. Is it worth it? #DrunkDrivingKills #DriveSober #MoveOver #CSP #TrooperJursevics #FCSO”

By noon on Monday, the post had already been shared more than 4,000 times around the country. There is a gofundme page raising money for Trooper Jursevics here.

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