Colorado State Trooper dies in line of duty
ARAPAHO COUNTY, Colo. — A Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was struck by a vehicle and killed in the line of duty on Friday, June 14.
Trooper William Moden, 37, was investigating a crash scene on Interstate 70 just before 10 p.m. Friday. While working outside of his patrol vehicle, Moden was struck by another vehicle traveling on the interstate.
Another trooper at the scene of the crash immediately began giving medical aid to Moden, who was later transported by helicopter to the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. Despite the efforts of all medical personnel and first responders, Moden was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. Moden was a 12 year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol
Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol said, “ All he wanted to do was make a difference.”
The details of the crash remain under investigation.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol shared this story on their Facebook page, urging drivers to pay attention, slow down and move over when vehicles are on the side of the road. As they said, “It’s our family too.”