On Sunday night, November 15, 2015 at approximately 8:50 p.m., a Colorado State Patrol Trooper, Jamie Jursevics, was fatally struck by a vehicle on I-25 just north of Tomah Road while assisting at the scene of an accident. After hitting the trooper the suspect fled the scene continuing southbound on I-25. The suspect was stopped on Spruce Mountain Road and taken into custody by Palmer Lake Police Department.
The suspect arrested is 52-year-old Eric Henderson. Henderson is being held on a million dollar bond at the Douglas County Jail. He is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, and careless driving resulting in death.
Our hearts go out to the family of Trooper Jursevics and to the Colorado State Patrol. This is a tragic and avoidable crime. We would like to remind drivers that if you see an officer on the side of the road please slow down and move at least one lane away from the officer, if possible. This is Colorado law.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the surrounding emergency responders for their assistance in this unfortunate incident.
This is an open and ongoing investigation. If you have any information regarding this case please call our Tip Line at 303-660-7579.
Sgt. Lori Bronner
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office