CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – The family of fallen Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue issued their first statement since his death on Friday.

Trooper Donahue was investigating an accident on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock near Tomah Road when a truck driver drifted over a lane striking and killing Donahue instantly.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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The full statement from the family:

First of all, we want to thank everyone who has sent love and prayers to our family, including our community, the Colorado State Patrol, and our friends and family around the world. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. There are no words to express how great our loss is. Cody was the rock of our family. He was always there to make us smile, lend a hand, give a hug. Our hearts are forever broken. We do want to take this opportunity to ask all who have been touched by this tragedy, please don’t drive carelessly. If you see emergency personnel on the side of the road, please slow down and move over. Two little girls are going to grow up without their Daddy and there’s just no good reason.

Funeral services for Trooper Donahue will be held Friday, and are open to any who wish to attend.

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