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Trooper Davis, along with Officer Koritnik (Lander PD) and Officer Brimhall (Lovell PD), took the plunge at the Jackalope Jump to raise money for the Wyoming Special Olympics last Friday in Lovell. To learn more about the Jackalope Jump and Wyoming Special Olympics, visit www.sowy.org.
On March 18th, at approximately 10:25 p.m., a Wyoming State Trooper was patrolling southbound on Interstate 25 near mile post 212 approximately 22 miles north of Casper when the trooper observed a passenger car speeding 102 mph in a 80 mph zone. The trooper caught up to the speeding car, a Chevrolet Malibu, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the Malibu, later identified as 40 year old Marquise Harris of Thornton, Colorado, did not stop for the trooper and accelerated the vehicle's speed 30 miles into the pursuit, a Johnson County Deputy and Kaycee Police Officer joined the...
Four new Wyoming State Troopers were sworn in by Chief Justice E. James Burke and commissioned on March 19th at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne. These troopers have successfully completed up to 28 weeks of academy training including areas of instruction in traffic law, firearms, impaired driving, crash investigation, custody and control, commercial carrier, child passenger safety, radar/LIDAR use, emergency vehicle operation, active shooter and many others. These troopers will now move onto the field training program out on the highways before they begin patrolling on their own. Along...
A traffic stop on March 17th around 7:55 p.m. near mile post 38 on Interstate 80 eastbound resulted in the discovery of over 75 pounds of marijuana. A Wyoming State Trooper was traveling east on I-80 when he observed an eastbound passenger car approaching the marked patrol vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed. The trooper stopped the white Ford Fusion for speeding 87 mph in a 75 mph zone three miles further down the road. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious that some other criminal activity was present other than the speeding violation. A Wyoming Highway Patrol drug...
A traffic stop for speeding on March 9th resulted in the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at 9:42 a.m. at mile post 22 on Interstate 80 eastbound approximately 16 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. A Wyoming State Trooper observed a Nissan Altima travelling east at 87 mph in a posted 75 mph zone. Upon stopping the Nissan, the trooper became suspicious the occupants in the Nissan were involved in some type of criminal activity, specifically drug trafficking after smelling the overwhelming odor of raw marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. After...
Although the Patrol's first official day of existence was June 1, 1933, its roots go back another 12 years. Paving the way for establishing the Patrol was the dissolution of the Wyoming Department of Law Enforcement, which had been created to enforce liquor prohibition laws. The department's duties were later broadened to include enforcement of motor vehicle laws. By early 1933, prohibition was nearing an end contributing to the sentiment that an agency created to enforce "dry" laws was no longer needed.
Realizing that something was needed to fill this freshly created void in state law enforcement, Govenor Miller went before the Highway Commission and proposed establishing a Highway patrol. The Commission concurred. On May 23, 1933 the Highway Commission confirmed Captain George "Red" Smith as the first Commander of the patrol and hired six patrolmen to cover the state. The Patrolmen were paid $175 a month, were furnished an automobile, uniforms and Sam Browne belts and Brown riding boots.
Although June 1st was supposed the first day of existence, it was almost a week later before the new patrol cars were delivered and the seven men could begin their new duties.
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