Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy

Sergeant Willis Hugh Purdy

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 1976

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Willis Hugh Purdy

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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 31, 2020

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