Duane Chapman's Son Garry Dee Pays Tribute to Colorado State Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 24, 2019
04:30 P.M.
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On Friday, Duane “Dog” Chapman’s son took to social media to honor a state trooper who was killed. The trooper was murdered while attending to a scene of an accident.

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Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman’s son Garry Dee Chapman took to Twitter to pay tribute to a fallen state trooper. Garry Dee mourned the loss of a Colorado state trooper William Moden.

"IT'S NEVER ENOUGH TO SAY GOODBYE"

In his post, the reality stars’ son shared an image of Moden’s memorial. He captioned the post with a heartfelt message.

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The former Dog the Bounty Hunter reality star wrote: “No matter how much we prepare, it’s never enough to say goodbye. Well [sic] take it from here Moden.” Garry Dee took to Twitter earlier confirming the troopers passing.

According to The Colorado State Patrol, Moden "was struck and killed" while working. The state patrol also requested that people "keep their family," and others responding to the scene of his death in their prayers.

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HOW THE TROOPER DIED

It isn’t clear what the relationship between Moden and Garry Dee was. However, he did mention that he was "heart broken [sic]" by the state trooper’s death.

Reports revealed that Moden died while investigating a rollover crash. It appears he was hit by another driver while he was out of his vehicle at the scene.

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GARRY DEE DEALING WITH A FAMILY HEALTH EMERGENCY

Besides mourning Moden, Garry Dee is also dealing with his mother being in a medically induced coma in Hawaii. She was brought into the Queen's Medical Center after going through a choking emergency.

The reality star has been battling cancer on-and-off and had to be rushed to a hospital on several occasions since her stage II throat cancer diagnosis in 2017. Garry Dee’s father took to Twitter asking fans to "Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you."

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TROOPERS SERVICE

Moden had a celebration of life service on Friday after his death last week. His service began at 11:30 a.m. and was held at the Denver First Church of the Nazarene.

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Before the service began a procession was held along Hampden Avenue by law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and tow truck drivers. People who wished to donate to Moden’s family can do so by visiting the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation website and selecting the Moden Family Fund.

The trooper’s family asked that all donations be made in lieu of flowers to The Adoption Exchange. 

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