Trooper Vernon C. Rolfs

Trooper Vernon C. Rolfs

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, May 30, 1953

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Vernon C. Rolfs

Trooper Vernon Rolfs was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a speeding motorist near North Platte, Nebraska.

The suspect was captured hours later, convicted of Trooper Rolfs' murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison in August of 1953. He died in prison on January 28th, 1989.

Trooper Rolfs had served with the Nebraska State Patrol for three years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 129

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Trooper Rolfs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2022

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