Utah man receives Colonel’s Commendation Award for helping trooper

The Wyoming Highway Patrol awarded a Utah man the Colonel’s Commendation Award for helping to subdue a suspect who was attempting to get a trooper’s gun during an altercation on Interstate 80 in May.   Darren Phillips, of Taylorsville, Utah, received the award during a ceremony in Cheyenne on Aug. 13. Gov. Matt Mead, Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Bill Panos, WHP Col. Kebin Haller, and...

WHP is looking for qualified applicants

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) currently has trooper, dispatcher and port of entry positions to fill throughout the state. Troopers work daily to ensure the roads are safe for the traveling public, and dispatchers and port of entry officers provide support services to the WHP as a whole to support the agency’s safety mission. The WHP currently has 30 trooper vacancies to fill throughout the state....

Nearly two-thirds of fatalities unbuckled

“The kids! The kids!” Lindsey Patterson screamed as the car in the oncoming lane veered and came head-on toward the vehicle she was in with her two children.  In a matter of seconds, the vehicle she was riding in was on its side, following a multi-vehicle crash. Fortunately for Patterson, her children and her significant other, Jason Levenhagen, they were wearing their seat belts and were uninjured....

WHP Rescues Five Children

Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) rescued five missing children during two separate incidents near Dubois, Wyoming, at the end of April, 2018. During the first incident on April 27th, WHP rescued two children on US 26.  Troopers were dispatched to a crash that resulted in a fuel tanker truck fire on US 26, which was closed for safety reasons. Toward the end of the crash investigation, troopers were notified...

WHP to check child safety seats Friday, May 4

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will host a free child safety seat check from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Troopers will be on hand at WHP’s headquarters at 5300 Bishop Blvd. in Cheyenne to inspect car seats to ensure children who ride in car seats are safe. They will also have car seats available for families in need while supplies last. The event will also give troopers and other law enforcement...