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Officer Dillon Vakoff - Line of Duty Death

On Sunday morning, Sept. 11, the Arvada community suffered a devastating loss when Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff was killed while responding to a disturbance call.

Officer Vakoff had been with the Police Department since 2019. Prior to joining Arvada PD, Dillon was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force where he served for six years. He was an Arvada resident and a 2012 graduate of Ralston Valley High School. Vakoff was just 27-years-old. The memorial service for Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff was held on Sept. 16 at the Flatirons Church in Lafayette, CO.

This webpage will provide updates regarding the continuing investigation and information about community opportunities for sharing support and appreciation for Officer Vakoff, his family and the Arvada Police Department.

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Donation Information

For those who wish to contribute financially, the official donation site for Officer Vakoff is through the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation.

Media Inquiries

Public safety media inquiries should be directed to the Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer: Detective David Snelling, 720-898-6654 or