Memorial For Fallen Trooper To Take Place Monday

On the eve of her mother's memorial service, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office posted a picture on Facebook of fallen Colorado State Trooper Jaimie Jursevics' young daughter and asked the question: Is drunk driving worth it?

Jursevics was killed Nov. 15 by an alleged drunk driver while she was responding to an accident near Castle Rock.

Her memorial service is open to the public and will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Denver First Church located at 3800 E. Hampden Ave. in Englewood.

Flags will be at half staff from sunrise to sunset across Colorado Monday in her honor.

Jursevics joined the Colorado State Patrol in January 2011.

She is survived by her husband and daughter.

State Patrol says there has been an outpouring of support for her family and coworkers. State Patrol has provided the following information for those who want to help the Jursevics family:

Those wishing to send donations to the family of Trooper Jaimie Jursevics are encouraged to do so by contacting the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation at: 303-237-7439 or via mail at: 55 Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood CO 80226. Please make a note on or with the donation that it is for the Jursevics family.


For anyone who is planning on just having a "few beers" and driving home after, look at this little girl. She will grow...

Posted by Fremont County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, November 22, 2015

Previous Coverage:
A man accused of hitting and killing a state trooper and taking off bonded out of jail Wednesday.

Retired Army Col. Eric Henderson of Peyton is charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a deadly accident and DUI.

A judge reduced Henderson's bond Wednesday from $1 million down to a $500,000 cash bond. He bonded out later that day.

According to CBS Denver, investigators say Henderson admitted to drinking several beers before and after the Broncos game. Officers say his speech was slurred, he smelled of alcohol, and allegedly cried while saying, “I killed a cop.”

Jaimie Jursevics was on the scene of another accident when she was killed near Castle Rock Sunday night.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers lined the street Wednesday to salute her casket as it was moved out of the Douglas County coroner's office.

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PREVIOUS (11/15): A Colorado state trooper was killed Sunday night while investigating a crash on I-25.

According Colorado State Patrol, at 8:50 p.m. the trooper was parked on the right shoulder at the scene of a crash on the southbound side of I-25 just north of Tomah Road. She was hit while she was out of her patrol vehicle during the initial investigation.

State Patrol identified her as trooper Jaimie Jursevics, 33. Jursevics joined Colorado State Patrol in January 2011. She leaves behind a husband and young child.

Troopers with Colorado State Patrol and deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office held procession for Jursevics Sunday night. They raised their hands in a salute.

Chief Scott Hernandez with Colorado State Patrol said, “I’m very proud to wear this State Patrol uniform with our trooper, with the members of this team, of the castle rock office, and with the entire state patrol.”

Hernandez also said the entire department is grieving.

The Associated Press has identified the suspect as 52-year-old Eric Henderson. He reportedly fled more than 15 miles after the crash.

Henderson was arrested on charges including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene and driving under the influence.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash. Detectives with their accident unit were on scene overnight.

Southbound lanes of I-25 at Plum Creek (exit 181) and northbound I-25 at Tomah Road were closed overnight. Traffic was backed up, but cleared once lanes reopened at 5:30 a.m. Monday.