On September 11, 2022, 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 September 16 at the Flatirons Church in Lafayette, CO.