CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (KKTV) - More than two dozen Colorado law enforcement agencies will take part in the Operation 1C3-"Move Over" campaign on Thursday.
The campaign is dedicated to Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue, who was formally honored at the 29th annual candlelight vigil held for fallen law enforcement officers on Saturday. Donahue's call sign was 1C3 (One Charlie Three).
Thursday, May 18, officers across the state will enforce the operation.
The campaign is aimed to educate motorists of the law as well as enforce the laws importance for the safety of law enforcement, roadside workers and drivers.
Named after Donahue, who was killed in the line of duty in 2016 after being struck by a commercial truck that failed to move over for a stationary emergency vehicle, Operation 1C3 – ‘Move Over’ is a traffic operational effort that brings together law enforcement agencies statewide to help educate drivers and enforce moving over for a stationary emergency vehicle.
The “Move-Over” law requires motorists to move over one lane to provide a safety buffer for emergency vehicles that are on the side of the highway or road. If moving over a lane is not possible, the law required drivers to greatly reduce their speed when approaching an emergency vehicle.
In the April statewide execution of this operation, nearly 480 Colorado motorists violated the “Move-Over” law.
Additional “Move-Over” campaign days will take place on June 20 and July 11.
Participating agencies in Thursday’s enforcement and educational campaign include:
• Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
• Basalt Police Department
• Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
• Boulder Police Department
• Broomfield Police Department
• Cannon City Police Department
• Castle Rock Police Department
• Colorado State Patrol
• Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
• Durango Police Department
• Estes Park Police Department
• Florence Police Department
• Fort Lupton Police Department
• Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
• Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
• Greenwood Village Police Department
• Lafayette Police Department
• Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
• Lone Tree Police Department
• Park County Sheriff’s Office
• Parker Police Department
• Peterson Airforce Base Security Forces
• Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office
• Teller County Sheriff’s Office
• University of Colorado Boulder Police Department
• Woodland Park Police Department