Procession Honors UCCS Officer Killed In Hit-And-Run

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A procession of law enforcement from across the state of Colorado took to the streets of Colorado Springs Thursday to honor the life of a University of Colorado - Colorado Springs officer who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week.

The UCCS campus officer, 52-year-old Craig Highline, was off duty and riding his motorcycle last Thursday when he was hit from behind at the intersection of Bradley Road and Grinnell Boulevard southeast of Colorado Springs.

Highline was wearing a helmet, but died from his injuries at a Colorado Springs hospital.

The popular campus police officer was known by the nickname Huggy-Bear among friends and students at UCCS.

Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol later arrested 35-year-old Mark Vigil in connection with the accident. El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesperson says Vigil is free on a $10,000 bond.

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