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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. 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 the … Continue reading

Remembering Deputy Supervisor Arnold Gulzow

Please take a moment to include Deputy Supervisor Arnold Gulzow in your thoughts. 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 St. … 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

Corporal Dan Groves

ACSPP President Larry Oletski received this from a friend of Corporal Dan Groves: I was good friends with Corporal Groves, and his partner, Eddie.  Eddie is very thankful for the thoughts, prayers, and sentiments.  With his permission, he has asked in lieu of cards and flowers, if people feel so inclined, to please make an … Continue reading

Patrolmen Melvin Phillips and Floyd Gresham

Please take a moment to include Melvin Phillips and Floyd Gresham in your thoughts. 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 driver, … Continue reading

Recognition of Service

Congratulations to the following ACSPP members on their years of service with the Colorado State Patrol: Gary Cutler – 15 Years of Service Scott Bair – 10 Years of Service Daniel Chermok – 10 Years of Service Gerald Cisneros – 10 Years of Service Matthew Normandin – 10 Years of Service Bryce Schumann – 10 … Continue reading

Congratulations

Congratulations to the following ACSPP members on their recent promotions:  Mark Buneta, Joy Grissom, Natalie Satterwhite, and Ronald Krasnisky.

Remembering Patrolman Larry B. Enloe

Please take a moment to include Patrolman Larry B. Enloe in your thoughts. 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. The … Continue reading