Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

September 2, 2020 Contact: Nancy Lewis, COVA Executive Director , 303-861-1160,

COVA Commemorates National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

DENVER—In 2007, Congress designated September 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Join the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) for an online event to honor the memories of those lost to violence, acknowledge the impact of murder on families and communities, and find ways to support and serve survivors.

This year, the public is invited to submit a short video or photograph in remembrance of their loved one for inclusion in a tribute video (see instructions below). The event is free and open to members of the media and the public.

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual event using the Crowdcast platform

Event Registration Link:


  • Michelle Adams, an attorney and community leader, will emcee the event.
  • Phil Clark, President of the Front Range Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, will give welcoming remarks.
  • Colorado Senator Rhonda Fields (D) will remember the life of her son Javad Marshall Fields.
  • The event will end with a tribute video submitted by attendees to remember their loved ones.

Tribute Video Instructions:
COVA is inviting all who are interested in participating to provide a brief video or photograph in remembrance of your loved ones. COVA will compile all of the submissions and edit them into one tribute video to be played at the virtual event. Please use this form ( to provide the information that will appear in the tribute portion of the event. All tribute video entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Co-Sponsors: The Front Range Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, Voices of Victims, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado, Denver District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, State of Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, SafeHouse Denver, and COVA.