Armando Trujillo, the Deputy Chief of the Longmont Emergency Unit, passed away February 5, 2024 at 5:00 pm after medical complications. Armando suffered a catastrophic medical event on Jan. 15 and had been in the intensive care unit at the hospital on life support until his death.
A dispatcher broadcast an “end of watch” announcement during an Honor Watch at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins as Armando was wheeled to his final organ donation. The corridor was lined with approximately 100 first responders who came to honor him. “As a true community servant, you found ways to push forward, follow your dreams, and continue to serve,” a dispatcher read over the police radio. “You are leaving us too soon. Your humor, big heart and grumpiness will be missed. You are a wonderful human and well-loved. It has been an honor to work with you. In your last moments, you continue to serve by donating your organs.”
In addition to serving as the deputy chief at the LEU, Trujillo was a Food Share volunteer, and a community service officer at the Mead Police Department. He attended the police academy at Aims Community College.
To assist Trujillo’s retired parents, Ryan Medhurst organized a GoFundMe page to raise money for his family. Trujillo is survived by his parents, Archie and Mary, his brothers, Anthony and Adrian, and his niece and nephew, Aleyna and Emilio. Those who want to donate to Trujillo’s family can visit www.gofundme.com/f/armando-trujillo-family-emergency-fund.
Armando will be sorely missed.