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Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania


Herbert A. Wirfel

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, February 7, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel was killed in a traffic accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator in bad weather conditions.

His cruiser struck a snow drift which was partially covering the passing lane. The cruiser then slid off of the other side of the highway and into a snow bank.
Trooper Wirfel was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife and seven children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 7, 2012


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