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Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy | Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

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Willis Hugh Purdy

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, July 31, 1976

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Age: Not available

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Sergeant Hugh Purdy and Officer Michael Conley, of the Estes Park Police Department, drowned while assisting victims of the Big Thompson Flood.

Sergeant Purdy had been stopping traffic from entering a flooded area when when his vehicle was swept away by flood waters near Drake, Colorado.

Sergeant Purdy had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 26 years.

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Officer Michael Owen Conley
Estes Park Police Department, Colorado
End of Watch: Saturday, July 31, 1976
Cause: Drowned

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"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints”. Psalm 116:15

God bless you Sgt.Purdy, thank you and may you continue to rest in peace.

Michael Miller
Civilian, CO
Former Police Reserve Officer
June 1, 2017

 

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