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Woman Trooper Murdered In Parking Lot

Governor Phil Batt is calling the murder of an Idaho state police trooper a merciless assassination. Trooper Linda Huff was shot in a gun battle last night. The governor says that Huff was shot in the head as she lay helpless on the ground. News of the shooting is hitting fellow ISP officers very hard. Linda Huff is being remembered today as dedicated police woman who truly cared about the people she served. Huff is only the second Idaho state police officer killed on the job and the only woman to die in the line of duty. Huff had nearly 10 years of law enforcement experience and got started here in the valley. Her death is especially difficult for a department she called family. Flags at the department of law enforcement fly at half staff... A solemn tribute to an officer lost in the line of duty. For Linda Huff, being an Idaho state trooper was more than a job ... It was a way of life. This is video of Huff with her husband... They graduated together from ISP's training academy in February 1997.
Maj. Mike Fosbury, Idaho State Police; "it was very clear she was capable and performed at highest levels." Huff was known in southern Idaho too...working for the Payette county sheriffs office... Starting as a dispatcher and working her way to sergeant over the next 7 years. Her colleagues say her work was one of her many loves... Fosbury stated "beyond that, her best friend was her husband, and biggest love for her children."
Huff leaves behind three children under 10 years old... And an entire state... Who at this Peace Officers Memorial, will forever remember the name Linda Huff.
Linda Huff will become the 50th officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Idaho... Her name will be listed on the recently dedicated Peace Officer's Memorial, right under Mark Stall, the Boise officer killed last summer.



Death Penalty Promised for Trooper's Killer,

A suspect interview ... And a vow to press the Death Penalty. Here's the latest on the slaying of an Idaho state trooper, Wednesday night in Hayden...
Coeur d'Alene police investigators talk to the man who allegedly ambushed trooper Linda Huff in the squad's parking lot Wednesday night. And the Kootenai county prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against 34-year old Scott David Yager. Newschannel Seven's Jake Putnam with the latest on the case:
Coeur d'Alene police released more grim details surrounding the shooting death of Idaho state trooper Linda Huff. The suspect fired at least 17 gunshots at the Idaho state police officer:
Carl Bergh, Coeur d'Alene Police; "The shot to the head was a contact or near contact wound, but we have to say that a medical examination is still going on as we speak."Detectives talked briefly with the suspect...34-year, old Scott David Yager in his hospital room. Kootenai county prosecutor Bill Douglas says they have enough evidence to charge Yager with the Death Penalty:
Bill Douglas, Kootenai County Prosecutor; "Were going to file a criminal complaint alleging capitol 1st degree murder against defendant Scott D. Yager."A somber governor Phil Batt visited ISP headquarters in Hayden where trooper Huff was gunned down:
Gov. Phil Batt; "I've heard there was no mercy shown by the killer at all. That he dispatched the police officer. It makes it doubly hard for all of us to take."
Yager was shot twice by trooper Huff in the deadly shootout. But so far no word on why he fired 17 times at the Idaho state police trooper.
The funeral for trooper Linda Huff was Tuesday morning. At the Idaho center in Nampa at eleven o'clock. She will will be buried at New Plymouth cemetery.

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