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Patrolman Peter Visser | Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming

Patrolman

Peter Visser

Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming

End of Watch: Monday, October 12, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 154

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 10/9/1981

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: 1 year prison sentence; $2000 fine

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Patrolman Peter Visser died as a result of the injuries sustained when his cruiser was rear-ended by a drunk driver.

On October 9, 1981, Patrolman Visser was investigating a traffic accident. He was seated in his car, parked in the emergency lane of Interstate 80 with his emergency lights flashing when his cruiser was struck. He suffered critical head and neck injuries and was airlifted to the hospital in Casper where he never regained consciousness. He died the three days later.

Patrolman Visser had served one year with the Wyoming Highway Patrol and is survived by his wife and two children.

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I am very sorry for the loss of such a good man who was dedicated to protecting his country. Many thanks to Officer Visser for his service and my prayers be with his family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
September 15, 2016

 

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