Peter Hofstrom

1941 - 2018 Obituary 
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Peter Hofstrom of Boulder Colorado passed away on January 19, 2018. B orn in New York City to Carl and Alva Hofstrom of Brooklyn, Peter moved when he was a young boy to Wyckoff NJ ,attended school and graduated from Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes NJ. He joined the Air Force and was active from 1959-1963. From 1963-1970 he worked as a correctional officer, a correctional sergeant and correctional case worker at California State Prison at San Quentin. He graduated from the College of Marin in California with an Associate of Arts degree in 1966. He earned his BA from San Francisco State College in 1968. He attended the University of Colorado School of Law and graduated in 1973 with his Juris Doctorate degree. All his education was accomplished while working 40 hrs/week. After graduating from Law school he traveled by foot and rail throughout Western and Eastern Europe where he contacted local law enforcement agencies and was able to learn from their procedures and philosophies. Peter experienced success in his career over and over again. He became the Deputy District Attorney for Boulder in 1974, the Chief Deputy District Attorney in 1977 and attended many specialized legal training courses. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section: The Colorado Bar Association, The Boulder County Bar Association, National District Attorney's Association and has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1995. Peter took great pleasure in his various hobbies. He loved reading and considered himself a lifelong learner. He would read the NY Times front and business sections every day and every good book he could find. He was especially interested in history, current events, and contemporary criminal justice system issues. He also loved fishing. Peter enjoyed sharing his passions with others. Peter met Oma (Hofstrom) while in the Air Force in his early 20's and fell in love. He said that he would not have been able to accomplish anything without her help and support. Peter was predeceased by his brothers Paul, his father Carl Hofstrom, and his mother Alva Hofstrom. He is survived by Oma, his sister Constance Fenton (John) from CT, brother Glen Hofstrom (Barbara) from PA and sister Jane (David) Hug from NJ , cousins Marion Kirchner (NM) and Alva Jean Dee (NC) , and many nieces, nephews , dear friends and colleagues. Pe ter was a mentor, a teacher by example. He was blessed to love his job, which gave him the opportunity to make a significant positive change in people's lives. Everyone whose lives he touched will dearly remember Peter A Hofstrom. Services are being held at Moot Court Room in the Wolf Building at the University of Colorado School of Law on February 1st, 2018 at 6 pm. Peter will be laid to rest at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boulder, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please follow Peter's example and help someone else make a positive change in their lives. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hofstrom family.

Published in The Daily Camera on Jan. 31, 2018
He was in charge of the investigation in the very beginning when Alex Hunter was on vacation and stayed in it for a long time. He fought the ransoming of the body and tried to treat the parents as VICTIMS as well as possible suspects.

I am sorry to hear of his passing.

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