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Trooper Lyle Fredrick Wohlers | Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

Trooper

Lyle Fredrick Wohlers

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Thursday, November 5, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/4/1992

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Rest in Peace, Trooper Wohlers. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 24, 2012

 

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