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Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:23 a.m.

Remembering ISP Trooper Huff

A memorial at the Idaho State Police District 1 headquarters bears the name of Trooper Linda Moore, who was gunned down in the parking lot. (Loren Benoit/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)
A memorial at the Idaho State Police District 1 headquarters bears the name of Trooper Linda Moore, who was gunned down in the parking lot. (Loren Benoit/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)

Wayne Longo repeats the names rapidly.

He doesn’t have to think long about the men and women he has known who have died in uniform during his 37 years as a police officer, and those he knew who have died since.

Longo, a former state trooper, investigations lieutenant and Coeur d’Alene police chief, keeps the names close.

As the nation observes police week, with officers from across the country attending a Washington, D.C., memorial commemorating the more than 21,000 men and women in law enforcement who have died in the line of duty, Longo’s memory is more regional.

Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore is among the names he recounts.

But there is another one that is personal, because Longo was there.

He was among the officers who arrested Scott Yager, the man who shot and killed Trooper Linda C. Huff in Coeur d’Alene on a June evening 19 years ago as Longo was heading home after working late/Ralph Bartholdt, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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