Wyoming, Utah and Idaho team up for traffic safety operation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Law enforcement agencies in three states will be joining forces this weekend as part of an impaired driving enforcement operation  in conjunction with the University of Wyoming and Boise State University football game on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Wyoming Highway Patrol, Idaho State Police, and Utah Highway Patrol will be out in force, particularly on Interstates 80 and 84 – the main...

1849 pounds of marijuana seized near Cheyenne

On August 28th, 2018 a Wyoming Highway Patrol traffic stop resulted in the seizure of approximately 1849 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at 11:30 a.m. near mile post 361 on Interstate 80 eastbound.   A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a 2017 Dodge Ram Pickup pulling a flat bed trailer to conduct a commercial vehicle inspection. While conducting the inspection another Trooper ran his drug...

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....