Welcome to the APBWeb.
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 28
  1. #1
    CW Mock's Avatar
    CW Mock is offline Trooper
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    06-05-07
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    636
    Rep Power
    409857

    Two CSP Troopers hit by car, one deceased.

    Prayers are needed guys.

    Yesterday night, two of our Troopers in Adams County were hit by a motorist while they were stopped on the side of the road. One has a broken femur, the other is in critical condition, and completely brain dead, and not expected to make it through tonight.

    I'll get more details when I have them, but it looks like they stopped to help a motorist, and a 17 year old kid hit them. Apparently he dropped his sunflower seeds and bent over to pick them up, drifted off onto the shoulder and hit the both of them dead on. The Trooper with a broken femur is a motorcycle troop, and it looks like his helmet saved his life. The other Trooper was in a marked car, and suffered severe head trauma, as well as multiple broken bones, etc.

    Bad day for the CSP. We could use the prayers.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    CW Mock's Avatar
    CW Mock is offline Trooper
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    06-05-07
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    636
    Rep Power
    409857

    Colorado State Trooper down.

    This is pretty much what happened. I just got word a little bit ago. He hung in most of the day, bless him. RIP Troop, we'll miss you.




    ADAMS COUNTY One of the troopers who was hit Thursday by a pickup on I-76, died from his injuries on Friday.


    Trooper Zachariah Templeton, 27, died early Friday evening. State patrol says funeral services are still pending.

    Trooper Scott Hinshaw, 38, remains at Denver Health Medical Center in serious condition.

    "As a family, if you will, state patrol, it's particularly tough when it's somebody within your department, that's one of your own, that wears the same uniform," said Sgt. John Hahn, unit commander for the public affairs section of the state patrol. "And certainly it's very difficult for the people who know and care a great deal about those two troopers."

    The state patrol says the two troopers were helping 65-year-old Terrence Rice of Erie load two plastic farm chemical tanks back onto a trailer on I-76 when the crash occurred.

    Troopers say the tanks had come off of the trailer and as they worked together, a green Ford F-150 pickup heading east went off the interstate to the left and hit the two troopers. The driver of the truck, according to CSP, was a 17-year-old boy.

    Authorities say the accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday.

    CSP says the teen had not realized traffic was slowing in time and suddenly hit the brakes before steering to the left to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. The teen and his 16-year-old passenger were both wearing seat belts and were not hurt. Rice was also not injured.

    Hahn called the crash "somewhat ironic" because Hinshaw was very passionately involved in Alive at 25, a program that teaches driving skills to teens and young drivers.

    "He's the type of individual that spends a great deal of his time concerned about other people rather than himself," said Hahn. "I can see that's probably the biggest reason why he involved himself with Alive at 25, why he's good at teaching it."

    Templeton was airlifted to the hospital. Hinshaw was taken by ground ambulance to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.

    CSP says alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the accident and that charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

    All lanes of eastbound I-76 and two lanes of westbound I-76 were closed for part of Thursday afternoon, but reopened later in the day.

    "It certainly takes emotions to a different level. The way that you conduct business, the way you handle controlling the scene, at least starting the investigation is the same," said Hahn. "It's the emotional side of what's going on is a bit greater, it ups the ante, if you will, when it turns out to be someone from your own department."



    (Copyright KUSA*TV, All Rights Reserved)
    http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=78930

  3. #3
    CW Mock's Avatar
    CW Mock is offline Trooper
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    06-05-07
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    636
    Rep Power
    409857
    He didn't make it. Here is something from the news - pretty much accurate as I have heard it.


    ADAMS COUNTY One of the troopers who was hit Thursday by a pickup on I-76, died from his injuries on Friday.


    Trooper Zachariah Templeton, 27, died early Friday evening. State patrol says funeral services are still pending.

    Trooper Scott Hinshaw, 38, remains at Denver Health Medical Center in serious condition.

    "As a family, if you will, state patrol, it's particularly tough when it's somebody within your department, that's one of your own, that wears the same uniform," said Sgt. John Hahn, unit commander for the public affairs section of the state patrol. "And certainly it's very difficult for the people who know and care a great deal about those two troopers."

    The state patrol says the two troopers were helping 65-year-old Terrence Rice of Erie load two plastic farm chemical tanks back onto a trailer on I-76 when the crash occurred.

    Troopers say the tanks had come off of the trailer and as they worked together, a green Ford F-150 pickup heading east went off the interstate to the left and hit the two troopers. The driver of the truck, according to CSP, was a 17-year-old boy.

    Authorities say the accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday.

    CSP says the teen had not realized traffic was slowing in time and suddenly hit the brakes before steering to the left to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. The teen and his 16-year-old passenger were both wearing seat belts and were not hurt. Rice was also not injured.

    Hahn called the crash "somewhat ironic" because Hinshaw was very passionately involved in Alive at 25, a program that teaches driving skills to teens and young drivers.

    "He's the type of individual that spends a great deal of his time concerned about other people rather than himself," said Hahn. "I can see that's probably the biggest reason why he involved himself with Alive at 25, why he's good at teaching it."

    Templeton was airlifted to the hospital. Hinshaw was taken by ground ambulance to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.

    CSP says alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the accident and that charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

    All lanes of eastbound I-76 and two lanes of westbound I-76 were closed for part of Thursday afternoon, but reopened later in the day.

    "It certainly takes emotions to a different level. The way that you conduct business, the way you handle controlling the scene, at least starting the investigation is the same," said Hahn. "It's the emotional side of what's going on is a bit greater, it ups the ante, if you will, when it turns out to be someone from your own department."



    (Copyright KUSA*TV, All Rights Reserved)
    http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=78930

  4. #4
    CO_Cop's Avatar
    CO_Cop is offline Officer First Class
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-15-06
    Location
    Aurora, Colorado
    Posts
    146
    Rep Power
    38828
    RIP, we most definitely will miss you. I'm just saddened because its another Colorado Officer.

    I'm also hoping for Scotty Hinshaw recovery. Mock if you hear bout the funeral post it here.. I will do the same if I hear anything too.

    Again my condolences to the Family and daughter of Trooper Templeton.

    Pat S.
    "Regulators, we regulate any stealin' of his property and we're damn good too. But you can't be any geek off the street. You gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn your keep, Regulators! Mount up!"

  5. #5
    Cidp24's Avatar
    Cidp24 is offline Tempus Fugit
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    07-17-06
    Location
    Crossroads of the Sunny South
    Posts
    8,131
    Rep Power
    3999639
    Threads merged.

    RIP Brother, thoughts and prayers for the family and for the injured trooper.
    *************************
    "It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...
    to another life somewhere in the sun."
    *************************
    "There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)


    Any statements or opinions given in my postings or profile do not reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employer or anyone else other than me. They are my personal opinions or statements only, thereby releasing my employer , any other entity, or any other person of any liability or involvement in anything posted under the username "Cidp24" on O/R.

  6. #6
    Ducky's Avatar
    Ducky is offline Enforcer General
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    12-05-05
    Location
    Handbasket, enroute to somewhere hot.
    Posts
    11,108
    Rep Power
    7439165
    How incredibly senseless. RIP
    \\
    ` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
    `` ` ` ` (3--(____)
    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


  7. #7
    Code6's Avatar
    Code6 is offline Beep,Beep!!!
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    07-31-07
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    351
    Rep Power
    119048
    Prayers for my Colorado Brothers and their families.
    What if the Hokey Pokey is what it really is all about?





    Police others as you would have them Police you.

  8. #8
    ManImBored is offline Ninja In Training
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-11-06
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    845
    Rep Power
    114356
    Prayers sent for the CSP and their famalies.
    "Sometimes doing the right thing, is not doing the right thing."

  9. #9
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,378
    Rep Power
    4817858
    Condolences, and best wishes for Trooper Hinshaw's recovery.

  10. #10
    Big Al's Avatar
    Big Al is offline There is no place like home....
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-09-06
    Location
    over here
    Posts
    2,474
    Rep Power
    1632701
    Thoughts and prayers to all. Hang in there CW
    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

  11. #11
    kjlaw's Avatar
    kjlaw is online now Swamp Mafia Proud!!!
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-11-06
    Location
    Laplace, Louisiana
    Posts
    3,044
    Rep Power
    429573
    Thoughts and prayers enroute. Rest easy to the fallen.
    Lead from the front and always remember those who came first.



    Capt. Ocativo "OX" Gonzalez
    EOW 6/16/06


    Always remember that a casket is hotter than your vest.

    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Soon the whole world will be in the hands of the Swamp Mafia.

  12. #12
    121Traffic's Avatar
    121Traffic is offline Just Us
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    01-09-06
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,547
    Rep Power
    6332993
    This has hit our county hard. I was off when it happened, and was coming back from Fort Morgan on I-76 WB. I had just passed them 10 minutes prior. I saw them working on the side of the road. I would have even stopped to help if I wasn't trying to rush to pick up a UHaul I had reserved.

    One of our coppers is married to a trooper. He knew and worked with the both...especially Scott. He's hit pretty hard. I work in Adams County, and I've been covered on several traffic stops by Templeton. It's surreal. He was a sharp troop.

    We're heartbroken over this. Prayers to my CSP brothers. Let us know if there's anything we can do. RIP to your troop, and a speedy recovery to Scott.
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

    The opinions given in my posts DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are my personal opinions only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the username "121Traffic" on O/R.

  13. #13
    PapaBear's Avatar
    PapaBear is offline SgtCHP-Retired
    Join Date
    09-26-07
    Posts
    1,239
    Rep Power
    285239
    Trooper Zachariah Templeton RIP, brother! Thank you for your dedication and service. St Michael has another soldier at his side.

    May God comfort those nearest him - his family and his friends - through their times of grief and loss.
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]


  14. #14
    oldtrooper is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    05-10-06
    Location
    Deep South
    Posts
    273
    Rep Power
    41573
    From a retired Mississippi trooper, rest in peace Zack.

  15. #15
    narcodog is offline Rookie
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    06-13-06
    Location
    north ga.
    Posts
    929
    Rep Power
    162811
    R.I.P. This happening to much this year, it is very sobering and saddening.

  16. #16
    smokey703's Avatar
    smokey703 is offline I'm Bi-WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-15-07
    Location
    225 ya heard
    Posts
    1,237
    Rep Power
    462332
    Rest easy brother, Prayers for his family and to the other trooper.
    Wise men stand behind me, brave men stand beside me, but only fools stand against me.

    The force that propels you to prevail when you are put to a test of survival will be a mindset that refuses to accept nothing but winning.

    Too often, we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to reach out and bitch slap that motherf*cker upside the head.

  17. #17
    armsmaster270's Avatar
    armsmaster270 is offline Ret. Sac. P.D. - 270th M.P. Co., Now with D.H.S.
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    08-11-07
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    2,441
    Rep Power
    369109
    Rest in peace Brother. May your partner fully recover. Condolences to the family.


    Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer. --Al Bundy

    http://www.armsmaster.net-a.googlepages.com

  18. #18
    Willowdared's Avatar
    Willowdared is offline Bendy not Breaky
    Join Date
    04-26-06
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    6,177
    Rep Power
    1401351
    Thoughts and prayers for the Troopers, their families and all our Colorado family.

    Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.

    Do not puff, shade, skew, tailor, firm up, stretch, massage,
    or otherwise distort statements of fact.
    FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley

  19. #19
    LawnMM is offline Oppressor of Crackheads
    Join Date
    03-07-07
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    989
    Rep Power
    273614
    Fucking sucks. I heard the kid was reaching for something on the floor and thats why he didn't see traffic slowing down. Delightful. I didn't make it to DG last night, we were hoppin' pretty good. I'm going to try and get over there and wish him well tonight before it gets busy.

  20. #20
    CW Mock's Avatar
    CW Mock is offline Trooper
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    06-05-07
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    636
    Rep Power
    409857
    Quote Originally Posted by CO_Cop View Post
    RIP, we most definitely will miss you. I'm just saddened because its another Colorado Officer.

    I'm also hoping for Scotty Hinshaw recovery. Mock if you hear bout the funeral post it here.. I will do the same if I hear anything too.

    Again my condolences to the Family and daughter of Trooper Templeton.

    Pat S.

    10-4, will do. I am on my days off, and so is my Sgt, so I have not heard a lot lately. I bet I will here soon though, and I'll forward it here.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •