Patrolman Peter Visser

Patrolman Peter Visser

Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming

End of Watch Monday, October 12, 1981

Peter Visser

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 154

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, October 9, 1981
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender 1 year prison sentence; $2000 fine

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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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