Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Went to School with Randy and he was definitly a great guy and always a friend to everyone, he is missed

kevin smith

February 22, 2012

This evening at the Annual Contributor Dinner for The 100 Club of Comal County (Texas), the speaker was Mrs. Vetter, Randy's widow. She was insperational on what she and her family have endured since Trooper Vetter was killed and how the law enforcement community has continued to support her emotionally. Randy's father and son were also in attendance. Trooper Vetter is a household name here in Comal County and remembered as a hero.

Secretary, Bill Laird
The 100 Club of Comal County, Inc.

October 18, 2011

Eleven years have passed since I first saw the horrific video of Trooper Vetter's assassination. I was going through my officer survival stuff and came across it again.

They say that time heals all wounds, but those who have lived through such an incident know better. The wounds may heal but the scars never go away.

My deepest sympathies to Trooper Vetter's immediate and extended family. You are all in my prayers.

Andrew Nagel, Sergeant
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

August 15, 2011

Rest in peace, brother.

SPC Bacon
US Army

May 15, 2011

You will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent

March 18, 2011



November 28, 2010

Trooper Vetter may you rest in peace and may the love of GOD rest within your loved ones. Thank you for your dedication to our profession. GOD'S speed. Rest in Peace

LAPD Sergeant
Los Angeles Police Department

November 22, 2010

Rest in peace brother. Your service to the Lone Star State shall not be forgotten.

Wallingford Police (CT)

October 22, 2010

Thank you for serving, R.I.P.

Dawn D., concerned civilian
Boston civilian

September 15, 2010

I attended the DPS Academy with Vetter. I considered him a great friend. He was known as the quiet giant in the Academy. He was always polite, quiet, and would help anyone with anything. I think of him always, especially those moments on the side of the road when all is calm. Please be with me Vetter and please be my guardian angel. God bless your family.

Brother in arms, McBride

Trooper IV Dennis McBride
DPS/ Classmate

September 9, 2010

Thank you for your service and being one of the good guys. I pray that God continues to bless your family, friends and department. I know that your family will always remember you as good man.

Chesterfield County Police Dept, VA.

August 7, 2010

Rest in peace brother. 10 years have passed but you are not forgotten

Trooper III
Texas Highway Patrol

August 7, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. A decade may have passed but the love for you will remain here forever. I know those that love you dearly carry you memories in their hearts and think of you on a daily basis. Continue to watch over them. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 7, 2010

Rest Peacefully, Randy. You are missed.


August 6, 2010

It is hard to imagine that today marks 10 years since that fateful day. Randy, I think of you often. Your endearing spirit lives on through Robert and I know you still keep watch over Cynthia and Robert.

Missy Gottardy

August 3, 2010

Rest in peace Randy. You will never be forgotten.


July 13, 2010

Randy, we miss you every day. Your spirit lives on in your fine son, Robert. You gave your life so that others may live and I know you are watching over Cynthia and Robert. God bless and thank you for your service.

Family member

May 19, 2010

I look at this site once or twice a year and I am always touched by what people have written. One of my greatest fears is that Randy will be forgotten. Thank you for keeping all of us in your thoughts and prayers. Randy did not die in vain; I know he watches over each of us.

Cynthia Vetter

May 10, 2010


I am sorry I only know you from the tragic DPS video I watched of the shooting that ended your life. From reading the other reflections I could tell you were a fine upstanding officer and are dearly missed.

Perhaps the very best possible outcome is that others will watch the DPS video and be alerted to the very real dangers out there and save some lives.

Bless you. I wish only the best to those you loved and who still love you.


April 24, 2010

Brother, we miss you...

New Braunfels

February 12, 2010

Rest in Peace.

Patrolman Brad Reider
Jackson Twp PD (NJ)

January 20, 2010

Randy-its been 9 years since we lost you...Youre still in our thoughts and your family in our prayers. May god bless them. Thank you for your service to our Department. You are not forgotten

Fellow Tx Troop

August 4, 2009

Trooper Vetter- After watching the footage of your untimely death...It sent chills up my spine. You will never be forgotten. I thank you for your service to the citizens of Texas. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

June 7, 2009

You are not forgotten. As I work today, I will hold you, your family, your friends and co-workers in my heart. I will carry the torch for you now and forever.

Deputy Marshal PJ CARR 228
(Retired Grand Prairie PD 106)

Deputy Marshal PJ Carr 0228
City of Fort Worth

March 19, 2009

To Trooper Randall Wade Vetter, his wife and children, and his loved ones:

It has been 8 1/2 hears since your tragic death. Please know that your memory is honored and revered today.
My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

From reading the reflections about you, it is obvious you were well-loved and well-respected. This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Trooper Vetter. I am humbled by your valor and your dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Trooper Vetter gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 7, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 17, 2009

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