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Trooper Randall Wade Vetter

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 2000

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Reflections for Trooper Randall Wade Vetter

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

August 7, 2020

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

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

August 7, 2020

God Bless you kind sir and your family. I had the horrific experience of seeing this P.O.S. Out of his mind to do something so senseless. I have after seeing this , that his son had graduated and is going on to continue to do good and service the community. God Bless your whole family. And know even though I never met Randall I do pray for him every single night. This horrible sad sight has haunted me if since I have seen it. God Bless this man and his family. My heart goes out to them all. Just typing this I am tearing up as great people like this makes no sense at all why something so senseless would occur. I would love to know what this P.O.S reasoning behind this senseless and meaningless act was for... God Bless you Trooper Vetter. Never met you, but you will for always and ever be in my thoughts and prayers.

A.J. Balconis

May 18, 2019

God bless you and your family, sir. May our Almighty watch over and protect your family as you rest with Him up above. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Seth Johnson

April 26, 2019

Thank you for your service. God bless your family.

Commander LeBaron

March 22, 2019

Every men and women in uniform helping somebody is a hero.

Marc Baudart
Parkranger (Environment departement)Brussels-Capital- Region.
Brussels (Belgium)
Mars 22/03/2019

Agent since 12/2003
Brussels environment departement

March 21, 2019

Our men in uniform across this country are a precious resource to ALL of us. They protect us while we are driving, sleeping, working or just sit ply having leisure time with our loved ones. Regardless of race, creed, immigration status or nationality, they serve to protect all of us and our way of life. Trooper Vetted was performing his duties to protect the very man that so coldly killed him. This was premeditated, as the killer had threatened to shoot any officer that would pull him over while not wearing his seat belt. With no regard for Trooper Vetter or his family, this monster snuffed out this beautiful man in just moments after being pulled over.
God Bless Trooper Vetter's awesome family.

Alain M. Connelly (USMC - 1985-1989).
U.S. Citizen and admirer of all our men and women serving our country

January 16, 2019

Can not believe this guy wasn’t taken down after shooting this trooper in cold blood. This would’ve turned out different in Las Vegas.

J. Turner
City of Las Vegas Housing Police Ret.

December 30, 2018

I have seen his name a numerous amount of times and often thought who he was and why the memorial on I-35. I just read this story and Its a horrible tragedy and loss over not using a seatbelt.

Cilivian, Thomas M.
HERO #123

December 2, 2018

I have just watched the video and am very sad for his wife and now 18 year old son. Randall Wade Vetter deserves to be remembered as a hero for defending our security and for being willing to place himself in the way of danger for the rest of us. I hope that he is always remembered as a hero.


October 20, 2018

This policeman did not deserve such death! Very sorry for his family. (Let cop Lisa Mearkle be killed! She deserves to die! This woman is a disgrace of the police uniform !!!


October 17, 2018

Just watched the video on YouTube. It was hard for me to watch and hear this video all for a seat belt violation.

My heart, my condolences and my best wishes go out to his wife and son. Truly one of the saddest videos I have ever watched.

C. Barkman US Army Ret.
Fellow American in good standing

October 5, 2018

pues es muy simple. él no era negro


September 13, 2018

Retired officer from Maryland. I just stumbled across the video on YouTube. I can’t believe that the other troopers didn’t take out the old dude. Plenty of justification to do so.

Montgomery County, Md PD

September 3, 2018

Sinto muito pela família do bravo policial, num caso como ele deveria ter agido antes do idoso criminoso. Infelizmente o crime seifou sua vida. Que Deus continue abençoando a família.

Lucas Sanches

September 2, 2018

I feel for his family and only wish the shooter was much younger. So he would sit and rot for many more years..

Kenneth Phelps
Citizen and fellow American.

September 1, 2018

I spent 11 years as a military police officer in the Ohio National Guard, and I NEVER faced as much danger as civilian police officers have to face very day. I don't care what these brave men and women are paid... it is not enough. When a tragedy like this happens, we have to remember the families and take care of them for as long as necessary. God bless our law enforcement personnel. Without them, civilization would just not be possible

MAJ Timothy J. Williams (ret.)

August 24, 2018

I'm not a law enforcement officer of any kind. But I've got friends who later became deputy sheriffs in King Co. WA and I really have a lot of respect and appreciation for all of you brave men and women who put your lives on the line every day to do a mostly thankless job. You all get ripped apart in the mainstream media every day just for doing your jobs and If people could see things through any one of your eyes for just one day they might realize you guys aren't monsters. My prayers and condolences to Mr. Vetter's family and fellow officers. Thank you for all you do and just know that there are still a lot of us that do care and that we all dont hate you guys. Much love and respect to you all. Thank you.

Nick C.

August 17, 2018

God Bless you brother. RIP.

Sgt. Mike Collins
CT State Police

August 9, 2018

No words !!!! Sad


August 8, 2018

Trooper Vetter, it's pretty cool that your collegues, friends and former co-workers showed up to see your son graduate high school. Its a shame that you couldnt be there, but they stepped up and did the best they could to be there and honor your memory. Keep watch over is and know that you haven't been forgotten.

Jacob Brooks Citizen/ Law Enforcement Su

August 7, 2018

What a waste of a great officer. I can't believe the other officers didn't shoot the old man with the gun immediately. That is insane. I never met Randy, but sounds like an awesome person with great kindness for his fellow peoples. I ran across the dash cam footage and felt compelled to say something after reading about him. Only 28 years old, what a loss. Condolences to the family.

Mason Labash
American citizen

August 7, 2018

Up late night as I'm preparing to enter the field, and ran across the footage, it sucks it really does to see something so violent, many have paid the price that they shouldn't have. Rest in Peace Wade, your truly missed bub

Tyvoski Berry
future trooper

April 24, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper Randall Wade Vetter. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you is burning in hell as I type this reflection. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping his soul apart.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

As a retired police sergeant with 28 years in law enforcement, I get sick to my stomach every time I see this video. I would periodically show this to my officers prior to sending them to the street and I made them one promise. If any of my officers in a similar situation failed to stop the threat upon arrival to eliminate other officers from harm and so the wounded officer could receive help, I would fight for their termination. The fact that several officers showed up allowing this old man to walk around for several minutes threatening them with a gun and no one killed him makes me ill. Any officer in that situation who failed to shoot the suspect doesn't belong in law enforcement.

Sergeant Robert D. Sellers (Retired)
Council Bluffs Iowa Police Department

July 18, 2016

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