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Trooper Linda Carol Huff

Idaho State Police, Idaho

End of Watch Wednesday, June 17, 1998

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Reflections for Trooper Linda Carol Huff

I will never forget the night of June 17th 1998. I was 18 years old and working at the Burger King down from the district station on the night of the shooting. That was the night I chose to be police.

Red Miller

May 3, 2023

I attended your funeral for OSP. Have thought about you alot during g the past years, hoping your husband and kids are doing ok.

Peggy Bishop ( ret)
Oregon State Police

August 26, 2022

Sis: I was thinking about You, tonight.

(May You Rest-in-Peace.)

Michael B. Parlor

October 16, 2021

Remembering Fallen Idaho Trooper Linda Huff shot 22 years ago

Posted on Thursday, June 18th 2020


Twenty-two years ago, on June 17, 1998 around 11:00p.m. Coeur d’Alene Idaho State Trooper Linda Huff was gunned down at the police station.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the shooter had ridden his bike to the police station and ambushed Trooper Huff. He shot her 17 times. Two of the rounds were stopped by her vest and one severed her spinal cord, paralyzing her from the waist down.

During the shootout Trooper Huff returned fire and struck the man once in the shoulder and once in the throat.

The man was arrested moments later while walking down the street.

Trooper Huff was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was found guilty of first-degree murder of a police officer and commission of a felony with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to life without parole later that year.

Trooper Huff had served with the Idaho State Police for 14 months. She is survived by her husband who is also an Idaho State Trooper, and three children.

On May 13, 2005, Trooper Huff was posthumously awarded the first ever Idaho Law Enforcement and Firefighting Medal of Honor.

Retired Police Officer

June 20, 2020

"The judge presiding over the case refused to sentence the suspect to death by claiming the state had failed to show the crime was committed with aggravating circumstances."

I will never understand how when the argument is made of an unjust and biased justice system it is not made in support of LE, as this is a clear example. But rather touch on the negativity, it's more appropriate to touch on the positivity of this great web site and the amazing men and women who are honored. Amazing women like yourself Trooper Huff and your heroic sacrifice which will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Blue Angel and know that you will always be remembered.

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

June 17, 2020

I have visited this page before, but had never found the page of reflections until this evening.

Linda was my mother and her memory has stayed with not only myself but all of my family thru the years.

Reading your kind words and memories, though sad is my heart, reminded me of what a great person my mother was and how many people she touched, which is a true testament to her character and loving nature.

I thank each of you for your thoughts and warm words.

In loving memory of Linda. (Mom).

Clinton Phillips

May 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 17, 2019

God Bless you and Thank you so much for your service. You had such a great life ahead of you. Please remember, you will NOT BE FORGOTTEN!! Semper Fi.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP South LA & USMC-Vietnam Veteran

June 16, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Huff. Where was the judge's common sense?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 27, 2019

He should get the death penalty!

Jim Hupe
Salem Police Department, Salem, Oregon. 33 years

May 21, 2019

Your Memory Carrie's on Officer Huff!
So sorry for your loss Sheriff Huff and family!
The Thin BLUE Line
The Thin RED Line
Is Solidarity of all Civil Service Members
In Heart, Friendship, Need, Duty, Respect and HONOR!

Lt. Anthony M Iacobucci 2356
CFD (Retired)

June 21, 2018

Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 17, 2018

You are never far from my mind. It seems like only yesterday, not 20 years. Miss you my friend. Until Valhalla..........

MCpl. D.W. Hedges
Idaho State Police (ret)

June 17, 2018

Honoring your heroism and sacrifice.

LEO (Retired)

June 15, 2018

Always in our thoughts.


June 15, 2018

Linda, my friend, you truly are missed. Chad, I think of you often... peace to you old friend.


May 16, 2018

To all who left a nice note regarding my late wife Linda. I want to personally thank you for keeping her and my family in your thoughts and prayers. She was an amazing officer, mom, wife and an all around great person. She is sadly missed but she lives on in our lives.
Since Linda's death, I have remarried. Linda's oldest son Clinton is in his late twenties, married with three children. He lives in Payette, Idaho and is doing well. My children Rena and Zachary are both doing well. Rena graduated from the University of Idaho last year and has an exceptional job working in the agriculture industry. Zach is finishing a degree in Computer Science this year at Boise State University. Both are doing well. I started my forth term as the Payette County Sheriff and my wife owns a business in Fruitland, Idaho. We are all healthy and happy. Linda's parents both passed away and I am sure they have reunited with Linda. Again, thank you for the kind words. Linda was one of a kind!

Sheriff Chad Huff
Payette County, Idaho/ Husband of Trooper Linda Huff

August 8, 2017

Your death impacted my life and my career. I was a college student that had just left NIC to move to Boise to continue my education. I left Boise to attend your memorial service. Your and Officer Stahl of BPD helped guide me to solidify my decision to go into patrol. Thank you for your sacrifice....not forgotten and even in death, you made a difference.

Corporal Chris Aller
Westworth Village (Texas) Police Department

October 27, 2016

There are really no words to describe the amount of Sacrafice our LEO's make. You along with the other fallen officers have not, and will not be forgotten.

Thank You, for your service to the State of Idaho.

Civilian Law Enforcement Supporter

July 22, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

I have definitely seen / investigated more than my share of murders.

However the senseless murder of Trooper Huff remains one of those murders which I often think about.

(May She Rest - In - Peace….)

Semper Fi,
“Major Pain”

Michael B. Parlor

November 23, 2014

Trooper Huff, my memories of you go way beyond your time as a police officer. I was actually able to call you friend and this loss was felt down deep. As I reflect on your passing, I cannot believe it has been 16 years. I will never forget that beautiful smile. Thank you for your service and all you did to honor this beautiful state. RIP beautiful friend and until we meet again...

Shelley Babbit

November 17, 2014

Trooper Huff,
Thank you for the service and protection you provided. You are greatly appreciated. My family and I will always remember you in our prayers and give thanks that there are courageous and honorable warriors like you out there ready to defend and protect us. You put up one hell of a fight and I am proud of you. You are an inspiration, a warrior, and true hero. Your bravery will never forgotten. Rest easy my sister. Honore Semper.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Senior Honor Guard Member

June 17, 2013

Tpr.Huff it's been 15 long years now, and yet I remember your tragedy as if it were yesterday. My fiance and I were in C d' A last year and we took the time to reflect on your story. RIP, you were among the best.

Citizen, WA State

June 13, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I could not help feeling incredibly angry when I read of the sentencing your killer received. I think it was a travesty of justice.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 24, 2012

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