LITTLETON, CO (KDVR) - The widow of a slain Colorado sheriff's deputy spoke out Monday at a vigil for her late husband.
A vigil was held at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado on Monday, in memory of deputy Zackari Parrish.
Deputy Parrish was killed Sunday when he, other deputies and police officers responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex in Highlands Ranch, a Denver suburb.
Parrish, three other deputies, a Castle Rock SWAT officer and two civilians were struck when the suspect opened fire.
Parrish was just 29 years old.
His widow, Gracie, was the first person to speak at the vigil, and she was emotional.
"Thank you for coming. I am overwhelmed by the love and support of the community and of the nation. Never in my world would I have imagined this. But, blessed be his name. Blessed be his name. And he will be glorified and I will do everything in my powers, Zack Parish, to honor you. And I will raise these girls to love you. It means so much to hear your stories and to hear about Zack, because that's what I'm clinging on to right now. So I want to hear about him and I want to soak it in. So please share if you feel led because it means so much to us. Just your presence here means the world. So thank you for coming, thank you so much," Gracie said.
In addition to Gracie, Parrish leaves behind two young daughters.
Two of the injured deputies, the swat officer and the two civilians were treated and released from hospitals.
One deputy remains hospitalized and was listed in fair condition.
SWAT officers shot and killed the suspect, Matthew Riehl.