Today marks the anniversary of Patrolman Chris Logsdon’s death 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 be a drunk driver, but rather a 92-year-old man who was confused.
Patrolman Logsdon is survived by his wife and four children.
Friday was the anniversary of the death of Patrolman Peter Visser who 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.