LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Friends and family came together on Sunday in the MC-1 Honor Run to honor Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin.
Baldwin was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 93 in January.
The first MC-1 Honor Run thundered off from Columbine High School in Littleton early on Sunday.
“MC-1” was Sgt. David Baldwin’s radio call sign.
“It’s hard to talk about him because personally I knew him,” said Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink.
Baldwin was a longtime member of the sheriff’s department. Most recently the motorcycle fan was in charge of the traffic enforcement motorcycle unit.
“We felt it was important because of his contribution to not only public safety but to our organization,” said Mink.
Baldwin joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department 27 years ago and was promoted to sergeant in 1996.
He was a devoted husband and father but also a teacher and mentor.
“Good with a smile, very dedicated, very proud of wearing the uniform,” said Mink.
The MC-1 Honor Run ended at Bandimere Speedway and proceeds from the event benefited the Baldwin Family.
Though Mink says his death was a blow to the community, he says his memory will live on as he is the inspiration for the run that will be annually benefiting future families of fallen officers.
“You just can’t say enough good things about what Dave meant not only to this organization, but to law enforcement in general,” said Mink.
Police say 83-year-old Kenneth Hosch crashed into Baldwin.
Hosch was charged with vehicular homicide and criminally negligent homicide. His driving record includes five speeding tickets in seven years and rear ending two cars within three years.
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