CHP Trooper Killed Near Tahoe 50 Years Ago

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol and Truckee police are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the killing of a state trooper shot by three Sacramento bank robbers and left for dead in a snow bank north of Lake Tahoe.

CHP officers erected a banner Thursday and local police brought flowers to the sign near the Northstar ski resort south of Truckee on the Highway 267 memorial bypass named after Glenn Carlson, who was killed Nov. 15, 1963.

The road travels south from I-80 across the Truckee River to Kings Beach.

Truckee Police Sgt. Jason Litchie says Carlson's bypass marker serves as a daily reminder of the dangers of law enforcement.

CHP Truckee office manager Terri Fisher told the Sierra Sun even though it's been 50 years, "you never want to forget."

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