Date of hire
Trooper Zach Templeton died on October 12, 2007 from injuries sustained while assisting a motorist on October 11, 2007. He and another trooper were assisting a motorist in the center median of I-76 in Adams County, CO when they were struck by another vehicle.
Trooper Templeton was best described by fellow troopers and supervisors as an individual with a big heart and willingness to help others. It is that desire to serve which led Templeton to respond to the call of a fellow officer. He served the citizens of Colorado with dignity and honor for four years following his graduation from the CSP Academy in 2003.
Interment: Elmwood-Fairview Cemetery, Brighton, Colorado Section 27, Block 70, Grave 1