Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/29/2005
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Ranger Jeff Christensen died after he fell from a rugged mountain trail in the Rocky Mountain National Park's Mummy Range, near Estes Park, Colorado. He was conducting a backcountry patrol to the Lawn Lake Trailhead when the accident occurred. A search for him was started after he failed to radio dispatch that evening and when he did not arrive for his shift the following morning.
The search involved over 200 people and lasted for over one week, until Ranger Christensen's body was found by a hiker on August 6, 2005.
Ranger Christensen had served as a seasonal park ranger for 4 years. He is survived by his parents.