In Memoriam

Since the Colorado State Patrol’s establishment in 1935, twenty-four troopers have died in the line of duty.  The Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals remembers and honors these fallen troopers.  Please read about each of the officers below.

More than 18,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States. We encourage you to view the National Law Enforcement Memorial and the Officer Down Memorial Page, which memorialize officers from around the country.  You will be moved by the stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation.

If you would like to support families of fallen Colorado State Troopers, please contact the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation at 303-237-7439.  The Foundation provides financial and emotional support for State Troopers, State Patrol civilian staff and their families in times of traumatic injury, death, or personal hardships.


Master Trooper William J. Moden (End of Watch: June 14, 2019)

Corporal Daniel Groves (End of Watch: March 13, 2019)

Trooper Cody Donahue (End of Watch: November 25, 2016)

Trooper Jaimie Jursevics (End of Watch:  November 15, 2015)

Trooper Taylor Thyfault (End of Watch:  May 23, 2015)

Trooper Zachariah Templeton (End of Watch: October 12, 2007)

Trooper Jason L. Manspeaker (End of Watch: January 23, 2001)

Technician Lyle F. Wohlers (End of Watch: November 5, 1992)

Trooper Joseph A. Ynostroza (End of Watch: December 6, 1989)

Trooper Charles A. Fry (End of Watch: September 26, 1987)

Trooper James K. Farris (End of Watch: November 29, 1980)

Trooper Frances I. Galvin (End of Watch: May 25, 1979)

Sergeant Willis H. Purdy (End of Watch: July 31, 1976)

Patrolman Michael H. James (End of Watch: December 18, 1975)

Patrolman Richard P. Ross (End of Watch: July 10, 1974)

Patrolman Thomas R. Carpenter (End of Watch: December 27, 1973)

Patrolman Larry B. Enloe (End of Watch: January 8, 1968)

Patrolman Gerald R. Williams (End of Watch: December 16, 1967)

Sergeant Albert M. Alcorn (End of Watch: January 23, 1966)

Patrolman Nicholas A. Carhart (End of Watch: January 23, 1966)

Lieutenant Hiram V. Short (End of Watch: July 12, 1961)

Corporal Richard C. Edstrom (End of Watch: October 28, 1959)

Patrolman Richard J. Cahalan (End of Watch: September 28, 1957)

Patrolman Floyd E. Gresham (End of Watch: February 2, 1956)

Patrolman Melvin E. Phillips (End of Watch: February 2, 1956)

Sergeant Wesley Rosette (End of Watch: January 31, 1951)

Patrolman Harold M. Bechtelheimer (End of Watch: September 14, 1949)

Patrolman Wallace M. McCarty (End of Watch: January 24, 1946)

Deputy Supervisor Arnold B. Gulzow (End of Watch: June 26, 1941)