Wednesday marks 22 years since ISP Trooper Linda Huff was killed in line of duty
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Wednesday is a somber day for many in the Coeur d’Alene region. Every year on June 17, the community mourns fallen Trooper Linda Huff.
Trooper Huff was a member of the Idaho State Police. On June 17, 1998, she was killed in the line of duty when a gunman showed up on his bike at the ISP headquarters in Coeur d’Alene and opened fire in the parking lot.
Trooper Huff was on her way to her patrol car when the gunman confronted her. She fired back, until her gun ran out of ammunition. She was shot 17 times, the last one as she lay dying on the ground.
Huff was 33 years old when she died. She was a mother of three and married to Trooper Chad Huff, now the Sheriff of Payette County. Huff was the first female law enforcement officer in Idaho to be killed while on duty.
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