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CSP honors two fallen Troopers killed in line of duty

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COLORADO - Two fallen Colorado State troopers were honored in roadside memorials placed along the highway Saturday. Governor Hickenlooper signed a state law in April, 2016 that requires CDOT to place memorials along the highway for state troopers killed in the line of duty. 

One of the two fallen State Troopers Charles A. Fry was killed during a routine patrol of I-25 when he was struck by a drunk driver. The suspect was convicted of vehicular homicide.

The other Trooper Harold M. Bechtelheimer was killed patrolling Highway 85-87 where he was shot in the chest by a passenger, who jumped out of an oncoming vehicle. The suspect has been sentenced to life in prison. 

Two officers were also honored in July, 2017 including Trooper Jamie Jursevics who was hit and killed by a drunk driver and Trooper Cody Donahue who was hit and killed by a commercial truck.

The law requires the memorial to be placed where the trooper was killed. This is to remind drivers of the dangers law enforcement officers face. 

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