November 16, 2015

Jaimie Jursevics - State Trooper Fatality - Colorado

Jaimie Jursevics
Tragically, Trooper Jaimie Jursevics, age 33, died in the line of duty on November 15, 2015, in Colorado.

Trooper Jursevics was a member of the Colorado State Police. She had almost four years of service.

She was first assigned to the Vail office before being transferred to the Castle Rock office in 2014.

At about 9:00 p.m., Jaimie was investigating a vehicle crash on Interstate 25, serveral miles from Castle Rock. She was outside of her patrol car on the highway's shoulder when she was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver fled the scene and was apprehended by Police a short time later.

Eric Henderson, age 52, of Peyton, Colorado, was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired, vehiclur homicide and fleeing the scene.

Eric Henderson is a retired Army Colonel who had served in the U.S. Army for 27 years. He served with distinction and was honored with the Legion of Merit. He is currently employed at a private defense and security company.

Anyone who has information to offer regarding the collision is urged to call the authorities at 303-660-7579.

Eric Henderson is innocent unless proven guilty.

However we offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Jaimie and for those who have lost her.
doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi or a bus; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

The Colorado State Police are in mourning over the death of their sister. She was part of their family and was a much valued Trooper. Jaimie will be forever remembered.

Jaimie's friends and loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death. She was a loving wife and mother who did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Jaimie is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including her husband and very young child. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

God save us from the drunk drivers and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Jaimie is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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