Please join the Idaho State Police and the citizens of north Idaho in honoring the memory of Trooper Linda Huff. Trooper Huff was killed in the line of duty 20 years ago. A brief ceremony will take place at her memorial site in the west parking lot at 600 W Prairie Ave 3:00 pm on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Captain John Kempf, District 1 Captain
End of Watch:
Wednesday, June 17, 1998
Trooper Huff was shot and killed in the parking lot behind the state police headquarters in Coeur d?Alene, Idaho. She and the male suspect got into the gunfight at approximately 2300 hours after the suspect biked to the headquarters and opened fire. The suspect shot Trooper Huff 17 times, the last one as she lay on the ground helpless. Two of the rounds were stopped by her vest and one severed her spinal cord, paralyzing her from the waist down. During the shoot out Trooper Huff was able to return fire and struck the suspect once in the shoulder and once in the throat before her .45 caliber Smith Wesson, which holds only 9 rounds, ran out of ammunition. Trooper Huff was pronounced dead at the scene.