By Tori Sheets
City Council took a moment of silence at the beginning of the meeting on Monday in memory of Ouray Police Sergeant Scott Mills.
"The work we have to do this evening pales in comparison to the loss that we're all dealing with," Pam Larson, mayor, said.
City offices took the day off on Tuesday to attend funeral services in Montrose for the fallen officer. Council extended its sympathies to the police department, city staff and the community for the loss.
Glenn Boyd, council member, said every hotel room in Montrose was booked Monday night by people planning to attend the funeral. A procession of police, fire and emergency vehicles escorted Mills’ family to Grace Community Church on Tuesday morning.