Wyoming Highway Patrol

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Wyoming Highway Patrol
Abbreviation WHP
Wyoming Highway Patrol.jpg
Patch of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Agency overview
Formed 1933
Employees 339 (as of 2004) [1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Wyoming, USA
Size 253,348 square miles (656,170 km2)
Population 522,830 (2007 est.)[2]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Cheyenne, Wyoming
Troopers Nearly 210 (as of 2010) [1]
Civilians 151 (as of 2004) [1]
Agency executive John Butler, Colonel
Parent agency Wyoming Department of Transportation
Wyoming Highway Patrol website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is the highway patrol and de facto state police agency for the U.S. state of Wyoming, and has jurisdiction across the entire state.


The Wyoming Highway Patrol was created in 1933 to protect the lives, property and constitutional rights of people in Wyoming. It is also tasked with providing security and transportation to the Governor of Wyoming. As of 2013, it has 208 troopers.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 2 officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Officer Date of Death Details
Patrolman Peter Visser
Monday, October 12, 1981
Vehicular assault
Patrolman Chris S. Logsdon
Tuesday, October 13, 1998
Automobile accident

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c USDOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics Census of Law Enforcement Agencies
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-ann-est.html 2007 Population Estimates
  3. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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