Trooper Jaimie Jursevics Memorial
A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Trooper Jaimie Jursevics of the Colorado State Patrol was held on November 23rd, 2015 at the Denver First Church of the Nazarene. Thousands came out to honor her with a large procession including law enforcement, fire departments and medical responders from all over the state, region and nation. Jursevics was 33 years-old, wife and new mother, 8 month year-old daughter. Trooper Jaimie Jursevics on November 15th, 2015 stopped her patrol vehicle on the inside shoulder of I-25 south of Castle Rock in an effort to protect the scene of a previous crash being investigated by a fellow Trooper. At approximately 20:45 hours, Trooper Jursevics was notified of a possible drunk driver headed southbound on I-25. Trooper Jursevics made contact with the reporting party and learned the suspect vehicle was approaching her location. Trooper Jursevics immediately began attempts to flag down the suspect vehicle from outside her patrol car. Moments later, the reported drunk driver collided with Trooper Jursevics, killing her instantly. The suspect vehicle fled the scene but was apprehended by the Palmer Lake Police Department approximately 15 miles from the crash scene. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving under the influence and several other offenses.