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Shooting Death On Highway 13

A man shot and killed himself after being pulled over by the Colorado State Patrol.  The incident happened just before noon Saturday on Highway 13, 20 miles north of Craig.  The trooper was not injured. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Moffat County Coroner are investigating the Continue reading

One Killed, Trooper Injured In Accident Near Rifle

One person was killed yesterday, while another and a State Trooper were sent to the hospital, following an accident on I-70 near Rifle. The incident began when the state trooper pulled over a vehicle on the interstate around 5:30.  During the traffic stop an oncoming vehicle collided with Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

Wounded Trooper “Awake and Communicating”

Eugene HofackerThe Colorado State Patrol says a trooper who was shot yesterday on I-70, while assisting a motorist, is now awake and communicating.  Trooper Eugene Hofacker was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood in critical, but stable condition after the shooting.  The shooter was reportedly killed by another trooper who stopped to help.  Both directions of Continue reading

Injured State Trooper Identified

HofackerThe Trooper injured by gunfire Thursday morning has been identified. Colorado State Patrol Trooper, Eugene Hofacker, a 6 year veteran of the department was shot after stopping to assist a motorist .  He was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs in critical but stable condition.  A suspect  Continue reading

State Patrol Officer Shooting Closes I-70

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A shooting forced the Colorado State Patrol to close down I-70 today.  As of 2pm today I-70 west bound remained closed from Glenwood to Wolcott except to local traffic.  Investigators on scene estimate that the I-70 may be open to westbound traffic by 5 p.m.  Traffic on eastbound I-70 began moving around 2pm.  According to the Colorado State Patrol Continue reading

I-70 Closed for Most of the Day Due to Shooting Investigation

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A shooting has forced the Colorado State Patrol to close down I-70 today.  According to reports, a trooper made a routine stop near Dotsero, when shots were fired.  The trooper was injured, and the suspect is reportedly dead.  The trooper has not been identified, and is being treated at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood.  I-70 is west bound is closed  Continue reading