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Trooper Bernard Walter Wright | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper

Bernard Walter Wright

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, January 17, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 708

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 1/17/1976

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Never charged

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Trooper Bernard Wright was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit of a speeder on Route 696 in Halifax County. Trooper Wright lost control of his patrol car and overturned.

Trooper Wright had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, one brother, one sister, and his parents.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 17, 2012

 

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