CLASS 91 #Kill22 MORNING PUSHUPS
EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS
CLASS 91 CHALLENGE COURSE
CUSTODY AND CONTROL
Several thousand gallons of crude oil leaked from two tanker trailers after a crash occurred on Wyoming State Highway 450 on June 26th. The crash occurred around 9:40 a.m. on the 26th after a commercial truck hauling a semi-trailer and a pup trailer containing crude oil rolled over. The truck was traveling east on Wyoming 450 near mile post 50 (approx. 15 miles east of Wright) when the truck traveled off the roadway into the south ditch. The driver, 39 year old Douglas, Wyoming resident Nathan Gibson, attempted to steer the truck back on the highway but was unsuccessful as the vehicle tripped...
Last Saturday (June 18), WHP Troopers partnered with the Worland Police Dept., the Washakie County Sheriff's Office, Injury Prevention and Public Health to facilitate a child restraint checkpoint in Worland. There was a great turnout despite the 109 degree heat! The checkpoint resulted in 22 child seats checked. A big thank you to all the parents who stopped by the event to make sure their kids are safe while traveling down the road!
It takes a special person to become a Wyoming State Trooper. They have to be willing to give much more then they will ever get back. They have to be committed to serve and protect all people in Wyoming with courtesy, professionalism and integrity. Our newest troopers are up to the challenge. The Trooper Basic Academy has concluded and the members of the academy recently commissioned (May 26th) where they took their oaths of office and transitioned from their "Recruit" badges to their official badges in front of family and friends. The ceremony marked the 91st graduated Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy...
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.
Copyright© 2013 State of Wyoming. All rights reserved.