Trooper Bernard Walter Wright

Trooper Bernard Walter Wright

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1976

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Bernard Walter Wright

Trooper Bernard Wright was killed in an automobile crash during a pursuit of a speeder on Route 696 in Halifax County.

Trooper Wright lost control of his patrol car and overturned.

Trooper Wright had served with the Virginia State Police for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, one brother, one sister, and his parents.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 708

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never charged

single vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 17, 2012

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