Trooper Lyle Fredrick Wohlers

Trooper Lyle Fredrick Wohlers

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1992

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Lyle Fredrick Wohlers

Trooper Lyle Wohlers was shot during a traffic stop of two juveniles on I-70 near Georgetown. During the stop he requested backup but was shot by one of the suspects before backup arrived.

The two suspects were apprehended and tried as adults. The shooter was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole and the accomplice was sentenced to 32 years but was released after serving 11 years.

Trooper Wohlers had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and son. His son became the chief of police in Idaho Springs, Colorado.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 4, 1992
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

juvenile offender, traffic stop

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Trooper Wohlers, as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Clear Creek Fire Authority, which serves the Idaho Springs / Georgetown area, I have heard many wonderful stories from the people you served. I often pass by your memorial in the town square and wish I could've had the opportunity to meet you.

Firefighter Jon Arbogash
Clear Creek Fire Authority / Idaho Springs Station 2

March 5, 2017

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