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 Patrolmen Melvin Phillips and Floyd Gresham

Please take a moment to include Melvin Phillips and Floyd Gresham in your thoughts today. Patrolmen Phillips and Gresham died instantly when their patrol car was smashed between two tractor/trailers seven miles southeast of Hugo on US Highway 287, February 2, 1956. The officers had stopped a southbound truck and were issuing clearance to the … Continue reading

Remembering Sergeant Wesley Rosette

Please take a moment to include Wesley Rosette in your thoughts today. Sergeant Wesley Rosette was killed near Price, Utah in a collision with two trucks January 31, 1951. Rosette and Grand Junction Sheriff E. E. Redmon were in route to pick up a prisoner for return to Colorado. They met an eastbound truck passing … Continue reading

Remembering Patrolman Wallace McCarty

Please keep Patrolman Wallace McCarty in your thoughts today. On January 24, 1946, Patrolman McCarty was killed when a truck hit his patrol car head-on about 3.5 miles south of Hudson on US Highway 6. McCarty was returning to Wray from Denver with Leslie Dale Wells, an automobile dealer. Wells died instantly, and McCarty was … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Jason Manspeaker

Members, Please take a moment to include Trooper Jason Manspeaker in your thoughts. Trooper Manspeaker was responding to a call on January 23, 2001, regarding the possible sighting of two fugitives of the “Texas Seven,” who were wanted for the slaying of an Irving, Texas police officer. After passing eastbound through the Eisenhower Tunnel on … Continue reading

Remember Patrolman Larry B. Enloe

Please take a moment to include Patrolman Larry B. Enloe in your thoughts today. Patrolman Enloe was on Interstate 25 north of Trinidad January 8, 1968 when he stopped a stolen blue station wagon for a traffic violation. While Enloe was seated in his patrol car, the driver shot Enloe with a .38 caliber gun. … Continue reading

Remember Patrolman Thomas R. Carpenter

Please take a moment to include Patrolman Thomas R. Carpenter in your thoughts today. On December 27, 1973, Patrolman Carpenter stopped a 1964 Chevrolet on the westbound ramp from Broadway onto US Highway 36. A physical altercation developed between Carpenter and the occupants. It is believed Carpenter was kidnapped and his service weapon taken from … Continue reading

Remember Trooper Joseph A. Ynostroza

Please take a moment to include Trooper Joseph A. Ynostroza in your thoughts today. Trooper Ynostroza died in a head-on collision December 6, 1989 with a tractor/semi-tanker east of Alamosa on Highway 160. His patrol car drifted across the roadway, striking the rear wheels of an eastbound gasoline tanker. Investigators believe Ynostroza fell asleep at … Continue reading

ACSPP President’s Message

Season’s greetings, Is it May, or is it November?  The unseasonably warm days make it hard to believe that the holiday season is upon on this last Wednesday in November.  In the season of giving thanks, your Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals (ACSPP), is grateful for the opportunity and privilege of reaching out to … Continue reading