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Trooper Vernon C. Rolfs | Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

Trooper

Vernon C. Rolfs

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch: Saturday, May 30, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 129

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Vernon Rolfs was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a speeding motorist near North Platte, Nebraska.

The suspect was captured hours later, convicted of Trooper Rolfs' murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison in August of 1953. He died in prison on January 28th, 1989.

Trooper Rolfs had served with the Nebraska State Patrol for three years.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 30, 2015

 

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