Trooper Cody James Donahue

Trooper Cody James Donahue

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, November 25, 2016

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Cody James Donahue

Trooper Cody Donahue was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle on northbound I-25, at Tomah Road, near Castle Rock.

He was investigating a minor traffic crash when the commercial vehicle struck him while he was outside of his patrol car with another trooper. He was wearing a reflective vest at the time he was struck.

Trooper Donahue had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident investigation

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Cody, I remember that time we had a suicidal guy in Harris Park, and you came out off duty to help cover us. You were one of those guys who epitomized the "thin blue line." I wish I could have gotten to know you better, but I know that I am a better person for the brief time I knew you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your example. Rest in peace, our fallen brother.

Chief of Police, Dean Morgan
Buena Vista Police Department (formerly Park County Sheriff's Off

November 26, 2023

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