Patrolman Theodore C. Wanner

Patrolman Theodore C. Wanner

Dickinson Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Thursday, July 14, 1966

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Theodore C. Wanner

Patrolman Wanner was killed when his patrol car struck the side of a train as he attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle he was attempting to pull over sped over the railroad crossing. Patrolman Wanner attempted to make it over the crossing too but his patrol car struck the side of a boxcar.

Patrolman Wanner had served with the agency for 4.5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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