Colorado State Patrol Honors 4 For Brave Deeds

DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado State Patrol honored four of its troopers who stood out in the line of duty recently — whether they rescued a citizen, saved the life of one of their own or apprehended ¬†criminals.

The troopers were honored at the governor’s residence in Denver on Thursday.

The four awarded the Citizens Appreciate State Troopers honor were:

* Trooper Shane Gosnell, who saved the life of fellow Trooper Gene Hofacker after he was attacked on Interstate 70 in May by a convicted killer armed with a semi-automatic weapon.

* Trooper Joseph Mack, who captured armed robbers following a 100 mph car chase.

* Technician Garth Crowther and Trooper Brent Gilleland, who, during a blizzard on Feb. 9, 2013, risked multiple trips down a steep 150-foot embankment at Cumbres/La Manga pass to save a car-crash victim with severe hypothermia.

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