Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel

Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, February 7, 1982

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Herbert A. Wirfel

Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel was killed in a traffic accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator in bad weather conditions.

His cruiser struck a snow drift which was partially covering the passing lane. The cruiser then slid off of the other side of the highway and into a snow bank.

Trooper Wirfel was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Hello Dad!
You are always remembered. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about you! Everywhere I go there is a memory of you and everything you taught us. That always makes me smile. I couldn’t have asked for a better father. I am so grateful for your patience, your sense of humor, your guidance, your strength, your spirit! You taught us so much through what you did every day!
Your grandson Nathan join the Air Force in May 2021, and started his first day of BMT today. Please watch over him and give him strength and insight for this new journey!
I am truly grateful and know that your spirit lives with all of us every day! Until I see you again Dad, all my love!

Barbara Henzel

October 13, 2021

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