CLASS 91 #Kill22 MORNING PUSHUPS
EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS
CLASS 91 CHALLENGE COURSE
CUSTODY AND CONTROL
A 23 year old resident of Nashville, Tennessee is in custody after eluding authorities in two states for approximately two and a half hours on August 17th. Troy Douglas initially eluded law enforcement in Nebraska for approximately five miles on I-80 and US Highway 30 after a Nebraska State Trooper tried to stop Douglas for speeding in a 2013 Chrysler 300 passenger car. Once Douglas entered Wyoming on US 30 at Pine Bluffs, the Nebraska Trooper discontinued his pursuit and notified Wyoming law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle. WHP Troopers in Laramie County, the Pine Bluffs...
Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 Kato is officially retired today after seven years of service to Wyoming. K-9 Kato was originally assigned to Trooper Jason Green in 2009. After Trooper Green promoted to lieutenant in 2011, Kato was reassigned to Trooper Brandon Deckert in Pinedale until Kato's retirement. Kato has made significant contributions to public safety over his career. Kato was deployed 321 times resulting in the seizure of 277 pounds of marijuana, 5.4 pounds of methamphetamine, $182,273 dollars of US currency directly related to drug trafficking, approximately 1 pound of prescription...
Captain Troy McLees will retire from the Wyoming Highway Patrol effective August 12th, 2016 after 25 years of service to Wyoming. Captain McLees began his career with the WHP on August 12th, 1991 as a Patrolman in Pine Bluffs and Cheyenne. After serving in this role until January of 2001, McLees promoted to sergeant in the Safety and Training division of Patrol where he ran the safety education program. In May of 2006, McLees promoted again to lieutenant in Safety and Training where he oversaw intra-agency training, WHP recruit hiring, the WHP recruit academy and the safety education program....
Thank you to all who attended the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds show on July 27th for Cheyenne Frontier Days. Our agency investigated ZERO crashes during the traffic detail. Public patience going in and coming out of the show along with show volunteers, WYDOT and law enforcement kept everyone safe. Oh, and the show itself was amazing as always too!
The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Colorado State Patrol, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Transportation to join forces to raise everyone's awareness of motorcycle safety and motorcycle enthusiasts traveling to the 76th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. The campaign is titled Safe 2 Sturgis. The goal of the campaign is to keep motorcyclists safe to and from summer motorcycle rallies. The campaign will start around August 1st and end around August 21st corresponding with the...
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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