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This Photo Of A Killed Cop’s Baby Was Posted To Send A Powerful Message Against Drunk Driving

The photo of Jaimie Jursevics's baby daughter is spreading on the web as a devastating reminder of the consequences of drunk driving.

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Jursevics died at the scene, and the driver was taken into custody.

The trooper had served in the Colorado State Patrol since January 2011, according to authorities.

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"Our family has been hurt today," Col. Scott G. Hernandez, the chief of the Colorado State Patrol, said in a statement. "A senseless act has taken the life of someone who swore to protect Colorado. We offer our thoughts, prayers and full condolences to Jaimie's family. We will grieve with them, and with them we will never forget her sacrifice."

Since Jursevics's death, the community has been honoring her on social media. One of the tributes came from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, which posted a powerful photo on its Facebook page to warn against drunk driving.

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The post features a photo of Jursevics's baby daughter decked out in her trooper's hat. It reads:

For anyone who is planning on just having a "few beers" and driving home after, look at this little girl. She will grow up without her Mother, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jamie [sic] Jursevics, who was hit by a drunk driver and killed last week. Is it worth it?

A local football team also played their game over the weekend with decals dedicated to Jursevics on their helmets.

The Colorado State Patrol wrote on Facebook that the outpouring of community support has been very encouraging.

"This show of solidarity and support to the Colorado State Patrol and the Jursevics family is such a heartfelt and overwhelming response to both grieving families," the department wrote.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

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