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Remembrance

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

Remembrance

Please take a moment to include Richard Cahalan in your thoughts. Patrolman Richard J. CahalanĀ  was killed September 28, 1957 in a patrol car accident seven miles west of Kremmling when his patrol car went off the road and down a fifty-foot embankment. He may have been forced off the road by an oncoming vehicle, … Continue reading

Remembrance

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

Remembrance

Please take a moment to include Trooper Charles A. Fry in your thoughts. 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 vehicle. … 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

Remembering Lt. Hiram Short

Please take a moment to include Lt. Hiram Short in your thoughts today. July 12, 1961, Lieutenant Short was traveling from his new post in Craig to Castle Rock when he responded to a request for assistance from Colorado Department of Wildlife officer Bob Hoover. Hoover had encountered a parked vehicle and decided to check … Continue reading

Remembering Patrolman Richard P. Ross

Please take a moment to include Patrolman Richard P. Ross in your thoughts today. On July 10, 1974, Patrolman Ross was investigating an accident six miles west of Hugo on US Highway 287. After completing his investigation, he backed over a bent delineator post and then drove forward slightly. The post forced a hole in … Continue reading

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Remembering Deputy Supervisor Arnold Gulzow

Please take a moment to include Deputy Supervisor Arnold Gulzow in your thoughts today. On June 22, 1941, he was part of a detail directing traffic at Red Rocks Park. He was riding a motorcycle and passing stopped traffic when an automobile suddenly made a left turn in front of him. He was transported to … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Taylor Thyfault

Please take a moment to include Trooper Taylor Thyfault in your thoughts today. On May 23, 2015, Trooper Taylor Thyfault was riding along with Trooper Clinton Rushing as part of his ongoing training at the Colorado State Patrol Academy. During the early morning hours, Trooper Thyfault and Trooper Rushing responded to a three-car crash on … Continue reading