Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Sentenced to 15 years
Trooper Darryl Rantanen was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was forced off the roadway during a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.
During the pursuit, Trooper Rantanen's partner attempted to pass the vehicle. Before he could do so, the juvenile driver swerved into the patrol car, causing it to turn on its side and strike a tree.
The two juveniles were later arrested and the driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison.