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Fallen Officer Memorial

Eleven officers of the Nebraska State Patrol have given their lives in the line of duty. This page pays tribute to these brave officers as they made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Their badge numbers have been retired and will never be issued again.

Inserted Image Trooper Loyal Zink, badge #43, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1937. He gave his life in the line of duty on June 13, 1945, in an automobile accident while pursuing a suspect west of Sidney, Nebraska.
Trooper John Meistrell, badge #67, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1940. He gave his life in the line of duty on April 10, 1953, in an automobile accident on icy roads north of Fremont, Nebraska.
Trooper Vernon Rolfs, badge #129, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1950. He gave his life in the line of duty on May 30, 1953 when he was killed by gunfire after stopping a speeding motorist near North Platte, Nebraska.
Trooper Marvin Hansen, badge #98, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1947. He gave his life in the line of duty on April 8, 1954, when he was killed by gunfire after stopping the driver of a stolen car near Valentine, Nebraska.
Inserted Image Trooper Duane Nichols, badge #133, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1950. He gave his life in the line of duty on July 24, 1958, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver near Waterloo, Nebraska.
Inserted Image Trooper Raymond Koerber, badge #108, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1947. He gave his life in the line of duty on September 18, 1961, in an automobile accident when he attempted to avoid colliding with a vehicle making an illegal turn near Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Inserted Image Trooper George Amos, Jr., badge #9, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1970. He gave his life in the line of duty on April 20, 1973, when he was killed by gunfire after stopping a suspected drunk driver who turned out to be a fugitive.
Inserted Image Trooper Michael Farber, badge #427, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1978. He gave his life in the line of duty on August 24, 1980, when he was struck by a car being pursued by fellow officers on Interstate 80 near Aurora, Nebraska.
Inserted Image Trooper Robert Chab, badge #221, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1963. He gave his life in the line of duty on January 6, 1984, when he was struck by a car while performing vehicle checks near Falls City, Nebraska.
Inserted Image Trooper Donald Matejka, badge #192, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1959. He gave his life in the line of duty on December 27, 1989, when he suffered cardiac arrest while subduing a suspect involved in a domestic disturbance in Madison County, Nebraska.
Inserted Image Trooper Mark Wagner, badge #168, was appointed to the Nebraska State Patrol in 1986. He gave his life in the line of duty on March 4, 1999, when he suffered an accidental gunshot wound during training exercises in North Platte, Nebraska.

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