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Cadet Taylor Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing. (Photo: GoFundMe)

Cadet Taylor Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing. (Photo: GoFundMe)

LONGMONT, Colo. — After a cadet was killed and a trooper injured Saturday, the Colorado State Patrol and families are devastated, but someone who knows the pain is asking for the public’s help online.

Susan Hinshaw, another troopers wife, knows the scare of almost losing a loved one in the call of duty.  In October 2007, her husband Scott and his partner were almost killed when a 17-year-old struck them while handling an accident.

Hinshaw started the GoFundMe page, for trooper Clinton Rushing’s recovery and cadet Taylor Thyfault’s family.

On the page, Hinshaw said, “Sgt. Clint Rushing is badly injured, and has a long road to recovery. He has a wife, Gail, a 5 yr. old daughter, and a 3 yr. old son.”

“21 year old, Cadet Trooper Thyfault, saved the life of a tow truck driver, while losing his in the process. He is a true hero,” she also wrote.

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