A Colorado State Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle and killed Friday night while investigating a crash, the police agency said.
William Moden, 37, was at the scene of a wreck on eastbound Interstate 70 when he was hit, the state patrol said in a news release. He was taken by helicopter to the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, where he died.
The crash is under investigation, the agency said.
“Trooper Moden had a big heart and he loved his family and loved being a State Trooper,” said Col. Matthew Packard, chief of the state patrol. “All he wanted to do was make a difference.”
“Our hearts are heavy and he will be sorely missed,” the agency tweeted.
Trooper William Moden loved his family and loved being a Colorado State Trooper. Our hearts are heavy and he will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/HXhf9frTMu
— CSP Public Affairs (@CSP_News) June 15, 2019
Moden was a 12-year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol, the agency said.
A little boy, wearing his police cap, pays his respects to fallen Trooper William Moden. #9news pic.twitter.com/QjkvHiZHAa
— Jon Glasgow (@Glasgow_Reports) June 17, 2019