ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County employees gathered to remember and honor the four Bernalillo County first responders killed in a helicopter crash. Undersheriff Larry Koren, Lt. Fred Beers, Deputy Michael Levison, and Rescue Specialist Matthew King died when Metro Two went down Saturday evening just south of Las Vegas.

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Tuesday evening, county officials gathered at Alvardo Square for a memorial, including Sheriff Manny Gonzales, who reflected on Larry Koren’s impact on the community. “I find a lot of comfort in coping with my own way to cope with things, that their spirit is with me because I’ve learned a lot from them. Larry was a teacher. He was trying to bring Fred and Michael and Matt and all the other people along to educate them, to mentor them.”

A GoFundMe is also set up for the families of the four who were killed. They have a goal of $400,000. So far, they’ve raised more than $35,000.