The impact of numerous police shootings is being felt around the country. Of course, we had our own tragedy earlier this year in Western Colorado. Take a moment to pay tribute to Mesa Country's police, sheriff's deputies, and firefighters of yesterday with these Robert Grant photos.

These photos, all from Mesa County, range from the mid-1940s through the early 1980s. You'll spot a handful of well-known Grand Junction area officers including RT Mantlow and Mike Gazdak. Hopefully, you'll see a familiar face or two.

Personally, I've always been a huge supporter of Western Colorado's law enforcement. Take a look around. We live in an incredible place, and our local police and firefighters are largely responsible. What better place could you hope to find to raise a family?

Thank you to all of Western Colorado's First Responders.