This week is National Police Week. It is an occasion to honor officers who died in the line of duty.
The time of remembrance this year comes on the heels of protests against police in major cities across the U.S. and a national debate on police tactics.
In a local effort to increase understanding between law enforcement and the public, a Western Slope photographer is trying to get people to look beyond the badge and see the person in uniform.
Photographer Nathan Lopez moved to Grand Junction seven months ago from Oregon.