Trooper Wendy G. Everett

Trooper Wendy G. Everett

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1988

Wendy G. Everett

Trooper Wendy Everett was struck and killed by an automobile while standing next to her patrol car on I-270. She was taking a report from a trucker whose windshield had been smashed by a water balloon dropped from a freeway bridge near Circleville, Ohio.

The driver who killed Trooper Everett turned himself in the next day. He plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison, and was released on shock parole after serving 18 months.

Trooper Everett was survived by her parents and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 584/586

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Thanksgiving 2018 is this week and since it seems like I now cross into WVA quite often just can't do it and not have my old friend and her family come to mind.
Your name will forever be in I270 near where we lost you.
The lights that are installed in the trunks of police cars that flash when the trunk lid is up most younger officers and troopers don't know are forever to be known as Wendy Lights.

Terry Dountz
Franklin County Retired. FOP Lodge 9

November 19, 2018

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