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Trooper Lyle Fredrick Wohlers

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper Lyle Fredrick Wohlers

Remembering days long ago when we flew Cessna planes over the plains of Eastern Colorado and now you are flying high again. This time above the clouds where troubles are no more. God bless you and your family, Trooper Wohler.

Stu Seibel
Former neighbor in Sterling

April 10, 2021

Rest in peace Trooper Wohlers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2019

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

Rest in Peace, Trooper Wohlers. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

To Trooper Lyle Wohlers and his loved ones:

On this the eighteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered for the service you gave to your community, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on November 5, 1992.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you.

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

November 5, 2010

Trooper Wohlers - Three Fridays ago, on a very rainy morning, I was in the State Assembly chambers when your name was read off as one of the almost 250 others, during a motion regarding this month's Police Memorial week. I stood next to CSP Chief Wolfinbarger who acknowledged the mention of each and every CSP member.

Thank you for your service to the people of Colorado.
May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 10, 2010

I will never meet you Trooper Wohler but from what I have read about you I hope I can equal your qualities. God Bless you!!

CSP applicant

February 15, 2009

Trooper Wohlers name has stuck in my mind all these years. I was on my way up I-70 to hunt that day and heard about it on the radio. I've never forgotten his name and I hope those two guys think of him every day from their prison home. Such a senseless disregard for life. Such a good Man so close to retirement

God Bless you, Sir. I'm certain I'll never forget


January 31, 2009

I will never forget the tragedy. He had chosen to stay on for a few more years as he so enjoyed teaching others as an F.T.O. His son David was to be the first on scene to find his father,and his lovely wife Julie lost her soul mate. I knew them all well, felt and shared their pain.

Lyle represented all that is good and fair in life. It was, and still is an honor to have represented his family at the LOD funeral services for such a dedicated trooper. May he rest in peace.

Mark Anello
Former CSP-Family representative at LOD Funeral

April 17, 2008

I have seen many old pictures of you, and you look like such a kind man. I have heard many stories, too, and you were well liked and respected. I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family. I hope they have found some peace. I am honored to humbled to follow in your footsteps and wear the same uniform. Thank you for your service; rest well.


February 3, 2008

I was rode with Lyle when I was alot younger. I had the best time, being it was my first ride along. When he was killed I was at his services and later helped with his memorial in the Idaho Springs city park. I have learned from his situation and when I go on duty I will always remember the day that I got to go out on a ride with him.

Reserve Shane Dolan

January 17, 2008

Rest in peace, Lyle.

John Marks
Former Chief, Idaho Springs PD

December 17, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

I was in the academy when the death of Trooper Lyle Wohlers took place. I was always inspired of who this great Trooper was and who he represented. This trajic traffic stop is always on my mind when contacting individuals.
Lessons learned on that day will be a trajic reminder to all in law enforcement that you can't be too careful with anyone you deal with.
Trooper Lyle F. Wohlers. You are missed.

Deputy (Traffic) Ron Brandt
Adams County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2007

Lyle I miss you; you were a great FTO and an outstanding example of how to treat others. Every time a blessing comes our way your song,The Dance, or your number T-(13)appears. I can still hear your laugh and see your smile. You were with me at the beginning of my career and you will be in my thoughts till the end.

Colorado State Patrol

October 25, 2007

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 24, 2007

Trooper Wohlers,
On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police

November 5, 2006

God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

September 4, 2004

You will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Troy VanDusen
Watertown SD Police Department

April 27, 2004

may you rest in peace Trooper.


December 29, 2003

I watched a story about this incident on the history channal. God bless your Family. Thank you for your corage and example.

Det. S. Ferrell
Lehi Police Dept. Ut.

I recently watched a special on cable about Trooper Wohlers death.
My heart goes out to the family

Sr. Deputy Christopher Whatley
Denton County Constable Office Pct. #6

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