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Trooper Zachariah Earl Templeton | Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Colorado State Patrol, Colorado


Zachariah Earl Templeton

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, October 12, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 10/11/2007

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Trooper Zachariah Templeton succumbed to injures sustained the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle.

Trooper Templeton and another trooper had stopped in the median of I-76, near 96th Avenue in Commerce City, to help a man re-load two plastic farm chemical tanks that had fallen off a trailer. As they were loading the containers, a vehicle heading east left the roadway and struck both troopers.

They were both taken to Denver Health Medical Center where Trooper Templeton succumbed to his injuries the following day. The other trooper suffered serious injuries.

The driver was sentenced to two years probation after pleading down to a charge of careless driving resulting in death.

Trooper Templeton had served with the Colorado State Patrol for four years and was assigned to the 1D Troop in Adams County. He is survived by his 3-year-old daughter.

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Zach, its hard to believe ten years have gone by. I will always cherish the moments we shared together. We all miss you. Sleep well, you earned it.


MSgt D Enloe
Colorado State Patrol
October 12, 2017


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