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Eleven officers of the Nebraska State Patrol have given their lives in the line of duty. This page pays tribute to them for making the ultimate sacrifice.

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

 

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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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.
   
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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