Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol
Jurisdiction: Clay Center
Death Date: 11/26/1993
Added to Memorial: 1994
Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident
On November 3, 1993, at about 9:15 p.m., Master Trooper Huff was patrolling southbound on U.S. Highway 81 south of Concordia. He observed a speeder traveling northbound on U.S. 81 and began to make a U-turn to stop the violator. As Huff made the U-turn, a semi-truck that had been following him struck his patrol car. The collision seriously injured Huff, who was pinned in his vehicle for 45 minutes and had to be extricated using the jaws of life. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Concordia and succumbed to his injuries on November 26, 1993.