Colorado State Patrol apologizes for speeding convoy
December 8, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado State Patrol is apologizing after a convoy delivering a flag to the funeral of a trooper hit and killed by a driver reached speeds around 100 mph.
A patrol cruiser escorted a private vehicle holding the flag, which travels to law enforcement funerals around the country, from New Mexico to suburban Denver last week. The driver of that vehicle, Chris Heisler, broadcast video from a dashcam camera and shared GPS information.
The footage shows the cruiser weaving between lanes, with some drivers struggling to get out of its way.
Heisler told KOAA-TV (http://bit.ly/2h9W1kU ) that the flag has to get to funerals as quickly as possible and he’s never had an accident escorting the flag.
Patrol Chief Scott Hernandez says the troopers’ behavior was unacceptable and said an internal investigation is underway.
Information from: KOAA-TV, http://www.koaa.com