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Remembering Patrolman Harold Bechtelheimer

Please take a moment to include Harold Bechtelheimer in your thoughts today. 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 … Continue reading

Remembering Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy

Please take a moment to include Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy in your thoughts. 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, a … Continue reading

Remembering 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

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 en route to pick up a prisoner for return to Colorado. They met an eastbound truck passing … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Jason Manspeaker

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 dry … Continue reading

Remembering Patrolman Wallace McCarty

Please keep Patrolman Wallace McCarty in your thoughts. On January 22, 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 taken … Continue reading

Remembering 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

Remembering 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