JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol officials honored its first officer killed in the line of duty more than 75 years ago on Friday.

 First CSP Trooper Who Died In The Line Of Duty Honored With Memorial Sign

Arnold Gulzow (credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Deputy Supervisor Arnold Gulzow died in 1941 after a car hit his motorcycle. He was directing traffic at Red Rocks.

“On June 22, 1941, Gulzow was riding a motorcycle and passing stopped traffic when an automobile suddenly made a left turn in front of him. He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital and died on June 26, 1941, due to the severity of his injuries,” the agency said in a news release.

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On Friday, officers unveiled a new sign in honor of Gulzow near where the crash happened near Interstate 70 and Jefferson County Road 93.

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