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Remembering Trooper James K. Farris

Please take a moment to include Trooper James K. Farris in your thoughts. Trooper Farris was killed November 29, 1980 while pursuing an eastbound traffic violator near Frisco on Interstate 70. During the pursuit, the patrol car went out of control, ran off the road, and rolled. Farris was wearing his seatbelt, but the force … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Cody J. Donahue

Please take a moment to include Trooper Cody J. Donahue in your thoughts today. Donahue was killed November 25, 2016 as he was assisting another trooper investigate a traffic accident south of Castle Rock on Interstate 25. A passing truck drifted onto the right shoulder of northbound I-25 and hit Trooper Donahue, who died instantly. … Continue reading

Remembering Trooper Jaimie L. Jursevics

Please take a moment to include Trooper Jaimie L. Jursevics in your thoughts today. During the evening of November 15, 2015, Trooper Jaimie Jursevics stopped her patrol vehicle on the inside shoulder of I-25 south of Castle Rock in an effort to protect the scene of a previous crash being investigated by a fellow Trooper. … 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 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