Trooper Jason Lee Manspeaker

Trooper Jason Lee Manspeaker

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, January 23, 2001

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Jason Lee Manspeaker

Trooper Jason Manspeaker was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to investigate the sighting of a van suspected of being used during the murder of Irving, Texas, Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins.

During the response, Trooper Manspeaker's Jeep Cherokee patrol vehicle left the icy roadway and struck a flat bed tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of I-70 near Loveland Pass.

The van in question was later located, but it was not the van used in the murder. However, the van used during Officer Hawkins' murder was located later in the day in a different part of Colorado.

Trooper Manspeaker had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 18 months. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Manspeaker,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Colorado. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 23, 2021

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