Funeral for fallen CSP trooper

KUSA - The funeral for the Colorado state trooper who was hit and killed by a semi-truck while he was investigating a crash on Interstate 25 was held Friday.

Trooper Cody Donahue, 34, leaves behind a wife and two children.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Donahue’s memory to the Flying Wheels Foundation at 15055 S. Golden Rd. in Golden.

Donahue was an 11-year veteran of Colorado State Patrol. He was born in North Forks, North Dakota, according to his obituary, and is remembered as “extremely hard-working, honorable and genuinely kind.”

In fact, his obituary says he was so honest he even gave his own wife a ticket.

The driver accused of hitting him, identified as 41-year-old Noe Gamez-Ruiz, was arrested on suspicion of careless driving causing death and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Donahue’s family: http://bit.ly/2fXCUqo

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