Trooper James Kevin Farris

Trooper James Kevin Farris

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 1980

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James Kevin Farris

Trooper James Farris was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit on I-70 near Frisco.

During the chase, Trooper Farris' vehicle went out of control and rolled over. Although he was wearing his seat belt, the force of the impact was so severe it caused fatal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Farris had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 15 months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

single vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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I was with James and his wife as we were out for dinner the evening before this tragic accident. Not only did the State Patrol lose an outstanding Trooper, I lost one of my closest friends. Even though it has been 42 years, I still miss him.

Patrolman Bill Schoewe
Breckenridge Police Department

January 15, 2023

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