Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 154
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 10/9/1981
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: 1 year prison sentence; $2000 fine
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.