|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1951|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1981|
In October of 1981, Trooper Pete Visser became the first Wyoming State Trooper to die in the line of duty, ending a remarkable 48 year safety record. After being called out to investigate a crash in the early morning hours, from his home in Wamsutter, his patrol car was hit at full speed by an intoxicated driver. Sustaining neck and head injuries, Pete's patrol car was soon engulfed in flames, and he was quickly extracted by a passing bus driver and wrecker operator. He was taken by air ambulance to Casper, where he succumbed to his injuries. The drunk driver in this case received the maximum allowable penalty at the time -- six months in jail. Ironically, Pete's death caused a delay in two other DWUI cases. He was the arresting officer on both. Pete left a wife, Debra, and two small children. (bio by: T. Martak)
Note: PETER VISSER is the son of ARIE VISSER and EMMA KIONKA Wyoming Highway Patrolman, killed in the line of duty.
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Feb 25, 2009
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