Trooper Amy Engleman

On August 4, 2003 Trooper Engleman contacted a mini-van that had lost control after hitting a cement barrier. The driver, a quadriplegic who was driving her elderly mother (who requires oxygen), had her hand slip while driving, causing the accident. Trooper Engleman stayed with the two ladies until the tow truck had arrived, and called ahead to a hotel to make sure it was equipped to handle handicap guests. Shortly after the accident the passenger dropped her portable oxygen tank, spilling liquid oxygen on the roadside, only to find that she did not have a suitable connector for this tank. Trooper Engleman then went to Gunnison Hospital, retrieved a connector for the oxygen tank, and returned before the two ladies had even made it to their hotel. Trooper Engleman made such an impression on these ladies that the driver stated in her thank you letter “I am trying to be a better person myself because of her example.” For this reason, Trooper Enlgeman is being honored today for meeting the Mission of the Colorado State Patrol, specifically by “providing professional law enforcement through responsive, courteous, caring, and dedicated service.”