Larry Lee Huff was born in Emily, Minnesota, on November 7, 1939. He
graduated from Miltonvale, Kansas, High School in 1959. He also attended
Miltonvale Wesleyan College, where he received a bachelor's of arts
degree in religion and business in 1967.
Huff joined the Patrol on September 14, 1970, and was stationed in Ulysses. He transferred to Clay Center in 1979. Huff was promoted to Master Trooper in June of 1993.
On November 3, 1993, at about 9:15 p.m., Huff was patrolling southbound on U.S. Highway 81 south of Concordia. He observed a speeder traveling northbound on U.S. 81 and began to make a U-turn to stop the violator. As Huff made the U-turn, a semi-truck that had been following him struck his patrol car. The collision seriously injured Huff, who was pinned in his vehicle for 45 minutes and was extricated using the Jaws of Life. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Concordia and succumbed to his injuries on November 26, 1993.
Huff served the citizens of Kansas for more than 23 years. He was survived by his wife and 6 children.