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Hundreds remember fallen State Trooper

Posted at 4:46 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 19:19:06-04

LONGMONT – Hundreds of people, including law enforcement from 40 states, honored a man who gave his life serving Colorado.

State Patrol Corporal Daniel Groves was remembered as a man who was born to serve, and who gave everything as a Trooper.

Mourners gathered in Longmont to honor Groves, whose life was cut short when he was struck and killed by a driver during the height of last week’s blizzard. Groves was trying to help another driver.

The Chief of the State Patrol says it could have happened to any trooper on duty. “Dan sacrificed his life, seizing one of those opportunities to serve,” said Colonel Matthew Packard. “One of many that day.”

Corporal Groves was just 52 years old and had served with the State Patrol since 2007.