Remembering Trooper Charles A. Fry

Please take a moment to include Trooper Charles A. Fry in your thoughts today. Trooper Fry was on routine patrol of Interstate 25 when he contacted a northbound vehicle south of the Douglas County line September 26, 1987. He was issuing a traffic citation when a drunken driver struck Fry as he stood by the … Continue reading

Remembering Patrolman Harold Bechtelheimer

Please take a moment to include Harold Bechtelheimer in your thoughts. 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 passenger … 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

Grand Junction AirShow July 28

As part of the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals’ (ACSPP) Social Wellness Events taking place this summer, the District 4 event is at the Grand Junction AirShow in Grand Junction on July 28.  If the discount code ACSPP is used, $10.00 will be taken off the cost of a ticket to the show.  The … 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