State Senate honors slain national park ranger
The resolution passed Tuesday reads, in part, "Our state and our nation mourn the loss of a good, brave ranger, and a compassionate and kind individual."
Anderson, a 34-year-old mother of two young girls, was shot and killed after setting up a roadblock to stop a vehicle that blew through a checkpoint on the road to the park's visitor center. The driver of that vehicle shot Anderson in her car and ran away.
Searchers found the body of the suspect, 24-year-old Iraq war veteran Benjamin Colton Barnes, in a snowy creek. An autopsy showed he died of hypothermia and drowning.
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