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Trooper Carl T. Wilder | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Trooper

Carl T. Wilder

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Friday, September 7, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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Trooper Wilder was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Tuxedo-Greenwood Lake Highway in the Village of Tuxedo. No suspects were ever identified. Trooper Wilder was unable to reply to inquiries regarding his assailant before he died. The necktie he was clutching in his hand when he was found, apparently torn from the neck of his assailant, provided no clue to the murderer. It was theorized that Trooper Wilder might have been killed by bootleggers operating in the area.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 29, 2013

 

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