Public Memorial Scheduled for Fallen Deputy

A public memorial service is set for the Converse County Deputy that died during a river rescue last week.  The service for Deputy Bryan Gross will be Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Douglas High School.

The missing Deputy's body was recovered from the North Platte River late Sunday morning, between the I-25 bridge and the Anderson Dairy Bridge, about a mile and a half downstream from where he entered the river Thursday afternoon.  Gross was attempting to rescue a girl who was eventually pulled out safely, but Deputy Gross was swept away by the fast moving current.

The Sheriff's Office has set up a fund for the family of Deputy Gross.  If you'd like to donate, you can do so at the Converse County Bank in Douglas.