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Welcome to the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals! The leadership teams behind the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals and the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation strive to improve communication about news that will impact you, so we encourage you to sign up for updates for both sites! You can do so right on … Continue reading

Remembering Technician Lyle F. Wohlers

Please take a moment to include Technician Lyle F. Wohlers in your thoughts today. On November 4, 1992 at 4:30 p.m., Technician Wohlers contacted a vehicle with two juvenile occupants for a traffic violation one mile east of Georgetown on Interstate 70. After calling for assistance, Wohlers was shot in the head by one of … Continue reading

Remembering Corporal Richard C. Edstrom

Please take a moment to include Corporal Richard C. Edstrom in your thoughts today. Corporal Edstrom was wounded on September 19, 1959, during a gun battle with three fugitives from New Mexico. The fleeing car crashed through a Durango roadblock on US Highway 550. The chase was terminated when the wanted car went down a … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Zachariah Templeton

Please take a moment to include Trooper Zachariah Templeton in your thoughts. On October 11, 2007 at 4:40 p.m., Trooper Templeton and Trooper Scott Hinshaw were assisting a motorist who had lost one of two plastic farm chemical tanks he was hauling on a flatbed trailer in the median northbound on I-76, east of 96th … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Charles A. Fry

Please take a moment to include Trooper Charles A. Fry in your thoughts today. Trooper Fry was on routine patrol of Interstate 25 when he contacted a northbound vehicle south of the Douglas County line September 26, 1987. He was issuing a traffic citation when a drunken driver struck Fry as he stood by the … Continue reading

Remembering Patrolman Harold Bechtelheimer

Please take a moment to include Harold Bechtelheimer in your thoughts. Patrolman Bechtelheimer (Beck) was the first CSP officer to be slain in the line of duty. While patrolling US Highway 85-87 north of Colorado Springs, he encountered a green Buick traveling southbound at a high speed. Before Beck could approach the vehicle, the passenger … Continue reading

Remembering Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy

Please take a moment to include Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy in your thoughts today. Sergeant Purdy had finished his shift July 31, 1976 when dispatchers informed him of severe weather problems in the Big Thompson Canyon, west of Loveland. As Purdy proceeded into the canyon, he ordered evacuation in the lower areas below the canyon, … Continue reading