Friday, February 8, 2019
News release: Idaho State Police mourns the passing of former Superintendent Col. A. Rich Humpherys
For Immediate Release, Feb. 8, 2019
Contact: Tim Marsano, ISP PIO, 208.884.7122
The men and women of the Idaho State Police are deeply saddened to learn that one of our former leaders, Colonel A. Rich Humpherys, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Col. Humpherys was a dedicated public servant who served in the U.S. Navy prior to joining the State Police in 1958. He served as a Trooper in various ranks throughout our state and was appointed ISP superintendent in 1986; he retired from ISP in 1991.
"Our thoughts today are with Col. Humpherys' wife Shirley and their entire family," said Idaho State Police Director Col. Kedrick Wills. "Col. Humpherys was a wonderful, charismatic man who was a true example of Idaho's finest. It's clear he never forgot his roots as a son of Horseshoe Bend and his hardworking, down-to-earth cowboy ethic was always with him. We think of him as a giant upon whose shoulders we're all standing today. He was the man we needed at the time he served and frankly, he was the type of person we'd love to have in our ranks in the future."
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