Fallen Officer Honored with Headstone
Patrolman Alson E. McCasland, who served with the Denver Police Department, was recently honored for his service to the community more than 80 years following his death. Officer McCasland lost his life while in the line of duty on May 28th, 1935, a month after his motorcycle collided with an automobile at 19th and Clarkson. The Denver Police Museum acknowledged McCasland’s service to the city of Denver with a headstone and a memorial sign at the site of the accident. A flag was presented to his family at the ceremony as a symbol of honor for the fallen officer. The sign erected for McCasland at the scene of the accident is just one of 30 such signs that will be placed by the Denver Police Museum to honor Denver officers killed in the line of duty.
For more about the ceremony honoring Patrolman McCasland, click here.
The Jeremy Bitner Foundation
Officer McCasland’s gravestone was paid for in part by the Jeremy Bitner Foundation. The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers financial assistance to the next of kin of any fallen officer acting in the line of duty in the State of Colorado. All proceeds raised stay in Colorado and benefit those in our community who are affected by these tragic and untimely losses.
Nick Fogel, Burg Simpson Shareholder
Nick Fogel helped participate in the development of the Jeremy Bitner Fund as an inaugural board member. He continues to offer support through his role as a current board member and his active participation in the annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run & Walk. Proceeds from this event benefit the Fallen Officer Fund, to assist the families of fallen law enforcement officers in Colorado. Additionally, the fund provides assistance to Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and Judi’s House – organizations that provide bereavement programs for the families of fallen officers. Nick Fogel leads Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation division at the firm.