Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 26 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 11/4/1992
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Trooper Lyle Wohlers was shot during a traffic stop of two juveniles on I-70 near Georgetown. During the stop he requested backup but was shot by one of the suspects before backup arrived.
The two suspects were apprehended and tried as adults. The shooter was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole and the accomplice was sentenced to 32 years but was released after serving 11 years.
Trooper Wohlers had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and son. His son became the chief of police in Idaho Springs, Colorado.