Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Trooper William James Modén

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, June 14, 2019

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Reflections for Master Trooper William James Modén

Will, I can't believe it has been 3 years since you were taken away too soon, everyday we are constantly reminded of you. Your life and memory still live on, and we can't wait to see you again. Your nephews miss you so much, and we share your stories everyday, we love you, we miss you, and know that you are with the Lord.
You left a lasting impact across this country, and we are forever grateful for the service you provided to the state of Colorado, and our communities.
You are forever loved big brother, ALWAYS!

Christopher Moden

August 1, 2022

Superman it's three years today. You are missed. I don't tell those troopers where to go anymore, but my days as your dispatcher were some of my best days. I'll never forget your call where you earned the nickname Superman and I still tell so many people about you and that call.

I know you're in heaven with Jesus and God the Father so for now I'll just say, "I'll see you when I get there."

Miss Decline
Former (thankfully) CSP dispatcher

June 14, 2022

Son, it's been over two years since we lost you to a tragic and needless accident. Not a single moment, in every hour, of every day, goes by without thoughts of you - you are always and forever in our hearts. Your loss is unbearable to us; what gives us peace is knowing that you are at rest with Our Lord and Savior, free of the burdens of this world. We were blessed to have you for 37 years. Love You and God Bless You, "Wills", always and forever!

Erick and Mary Moden

September 6, 2021

Two years and seems like yesterday I hugged you and told you it would be ok I’m sorry. Miss you brother always


June 15, 2021

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Moden during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

Trooper Moden, for twelve years, you put your life on the line unselfishly so that others may be safe. Your reward in heaven will be abundant as all good deeds do not go unnoticed by our all-loving, all-generous God. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

June 29, 2019

I was very saddened to learn of your passing. The last 12 years of my career with the Adams County Sheriff's Office were spent in the eastern part of the county. Here we worked often with CSP and Arapahoe CO SO, so am very familiar with that section of I-70. My thoughts and prayers go to your family, the CSP family and those who were there during this tragic event. Rest in peace.

Reedy L.Lash / Sgt - retired
Adams County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2019

Thank-you for your service and your sacrifice. My heart and prayers are with your family and friends.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

June 25, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

June 25, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Moden. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue!!

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

June 25, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Trooper William Moden on their loss. Thank you for serving our country and may you rest in peace my brother in blue.

CBP Officer (retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Trooper Moden. A speeding Mother with Infant on board brought you there to rescue, and another driver with equal disregard to life struck and killed you. My heart and soul aches with the selfish deadly disregard of laws by so many citizens on our Streets and Highways. My thoughts and Prayers are with your family that God will hold them in his arms and give them comfort and strength in their time of sorrow at so great a loss.
Gone to soon. Thank you for your selfless dedicated Service to all Citizens.

Kathleen Bailey
Mother of two Officers

June 21, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

June 20, 2019

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers.
Rest In Peace My Brother in BLUE.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

June 20, 2019

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

June 19, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Moden!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 19, 2019

May God be with Trooper Moden and his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Ret. Off JR Neary
East Los Angeles

June 19, 2019

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

June 18, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Trooper Moden. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Adella Melotti

June 18, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Trooper, William Moden, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Trooper makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Moden. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Colorado State Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

June 18, 2019

God Bless Trooper William Moden.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

June 18, 2019

Thank-you, Trooper Moden, for your service. Thank-you for doing your job honestly, justly, and faithfully knowing that even a simple action such as helping others at the scene of an accident could be fatal. My heart goes out to your family and colleagues. Well done, good and faithful servant, well done.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

June 18, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Moden. May God accept you at the gates of Heaven.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

June 18, 2019

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