Procession Honors UCCS Officer Killed In Hit-And-Run

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

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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  • by brandie Location: pueblo on Oct 27, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    The family wonders the same thing. The monster that killed my stepdad will have his time in court and I will be in the front row so that he can see even though he killed Craig he can not kill Craig's sprit....
  • by Judy Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 26, 2008 at 04:01 PM
    Why is the fellow who hit and killed Officer Craig Highline out on a $10,000 bail and not in jail;a hit and run that appears to look alcohol related. This fellow shouldn't be out on the streets but in jail. He left the scene and had plenty of time to rid his body of alcohol before he turned himself in. Why was he not arrested by police if witnesses on the scene gave part of the license number and could ID the car?
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