Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Christopher Maser

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Christopher Maser

Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, May 18, 2020

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Wyatt Christopher Maser

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser was struck and killed by a patrol car at the intersection of Bone Road and 9th Road South at 5:20 am.

He had initially responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash, but when he arrived, he encountered a woman in mental crisis walking away from the crash carrying a machete. Deputy Maser and another responding deputy attempted to talk to her for several minutes as she continued to disobey commands as she walked in the roadway.

A third deputy who was responding to the scene came upon the group on the dark roadway and inadvertently struck Deputy Maser. Deputy Maser was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The woman was taken into custody at the scene.

Deputy Maser was a U.S. Air force veteran and had served with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office for 13 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother and stepfather, father and stepmother, siblings, and grandparents.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge 341
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

EDP, emergency response, weapons violation

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Thank you Deputy Maser for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Idaho. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

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