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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 7, 2021

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