Our Fallen

Across the United States, more than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and Wyoming is not exempt. It is with great honor that the WHPA pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories. Troopers and civilians alike will be deeply moved by the stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation.


Patrolman Chris Logsdon was killed in a vehicle accident after being run off the road by another driver. He was responding to a call of the drunk driver on Interstate 25 north of Wheatland. When he arrived on the scene the suspect vehicle was driving towards him on the wrong side of the road.

Patrolman Logsdon swerved to avoid an accident, causing his Camaro police cruiser to flip several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect turned out to not being a drunk driver, but rather a 92-year-old man who was confused.

Patrolman Logsdon is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio & Incident Details
Age: 44
Tour: 3 years
Badge: #117
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 10/13/1998
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Arrested


Patrolman Peter Visser was killed when his cruiser was rear-ended by a drunk driver. On October 11, 1981, Patrolman Visser was investigating a traffic accident. He was seated in his car, parked in the emergency lane of Interstate 80, with his emergency lights flashing when his cruiser was struck. He suffered critical head and neck injuries and was removed to the hospital where he never regained consciousness. He died the following day.

Patrolman Visser had served one year with the Wyoming Highway Patrol and is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio & Incident Details
Age: 30
Tour: 1 year
Badge: #154
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 10/12/1981
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: 1 year prison sentence; $2000 fine