Fallen trooper from 1950’s to be honored in Grand County Thursday
Colorado State Patrol will unveil a new memorial sign Thursday, Sept. 28, on Colorado Highway 134 near U.S. Highway 40 in Grand County for a fallen trooper on the 60th anniversary of his death.
Patrolman Richard Cahalan was killed Sept. 28, 1957 in a car accident 7 miles west of Kremmling when his patrol car went off the road and down a 50-foot embankment. He may have been forced off the road by an oncoming vehicle, but this was never verified, according to a news release from State Patrol.
Cahalan entered the Patrol on Nov. 1, 1948.
The public is invited to a roadside unveiling of Cahalan’s memorial sign. Attendees are asked to meet on Colo. Highway 134, one mile west of U.S. Highway 40, by 7:45 a.m.
For more information, contact Colorado State Patrol Public Affairs office at 303-239-4583.
Weather forecasters are expecting several inches of snow to blanket the Yampa Valley this weekend as two winter storms move into the area.