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MADD Awards
September 22, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
More than 25 Nebraska State Troopers have been honored for their efforts to remove impaired drivers from the road, as well as educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving. 27 troopers were presented Hero Awards by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) during a ceremony held Tuesday at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln. MADD honors law enforcement across the state for their daily work to keep drunk or drugged drivers off Nebraska roadways. “This is a proud day for our NSP team, thanks to...
Operation Clear Track
September 20, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is joining forces with law enforcement agencies and public safety organizations across the country for “Operation Clear Track” – the single largest rail-safety initiative in the United States. The effort is a part of Rail Safety Week, which aims to raise awareness and safety around railroad tracks. “This annual effort is critically important across the country, but especially in Nebraska with thousands of miles of active tracks running across our state,” said Colonel...
Excessive Speeding
September 13, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol and partner agencies in the Omaha metro area have completed a summer-long effort focused on excessive speed enforcement. “This is an incredible team effort by several agencies who serve the Omaha metro,” said Captain Matt Sutter, Commander of Troop A. “These targeted enforcement efforts focus on specific times when exhibition speeding has been a problem and the entire team works together to make Omaha streets safer.” This year’s campaign focused on several weekends...
Cruiser on a Farm
September 13, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
After a year off, Husker Harvest Days is ready to go for another show in Hall County this week, and the Nebraska State Patrol has some reminders for those planning to attend. During the event, which runs from September 14-16, troopers will provide traffic control in the areas around the event and maintain an increased presence in an effort to reduce the potential for crashes. As in previous years, there will be times when Husker Highway will become one-way in and out of the event. “It’s great...
Linda Dillard
September 10, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol continues its investigation into the disappearance of Linda Dillard and has new information that may be of assistance in locating her. Dillard, 55, was last seen on June 16 in the rural Table Rock area and was believed to be wearing a white tank top, jean shorts, and brown sandal boots. As part of the investigation, NSP has recovered those clothes and has learned that Dillard was last seen wearing a different outfit. Investigators now believe that when she was last...
NSP Cruisers
September 9, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed from the road 55 impaired drivers during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to close out the summer travel season. “This summer was filled with road trips and vacations for many families across Nebraska and visitors to our state,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers also stayed busy helping motorists and working to keep the roads safe for all travelers.” During the campaign, troopers...
September 7, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Today, the Nebraska State Patrol presented a citizen Public Service Award to Frank Axiotes for his heroic efforts to save two people from a burning vehicle, following a crash on Interstate 80 in Lincoln last year. The crash occurred on September 25, 2020, near mile marker 403 in Lincoln. Axiotes was eastbound on I-80 when he witnessed the three-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes. Axiotes pulled over, ran across the eastbound lanes, and began attempts to assist those involved in the crash. The...
September 7, 2021
Norfolk, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended two people following separate pursuits in northeast Nebraska. Monday at approximately 8:45 a.m., a trooper observed a Subaru Outback speeding on Highway 20 in Dixon County. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to yield and fled. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle fled on county roads, with speeds in excess of 75 miles per hour. The fleeing driver then failed to notice signs advising a bridge was out,...
September 5, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
One person has been arrested after a multi-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two people Saturday morning in Lincoln. The crash occurred at approximately 9:25 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 80 near the 27th Street interchange in Lincoln. Units from the Nebraska State Patrol, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Police Department, and Lincoln Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene. The crash involved eight vehicles that were all traveling westbound on Interstate 80. After preliminary...
September 4, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash that resulted in two fatalities and several injuries this morning on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. At approximately 9:25 a.m. Saturday, units from the Nebraska State Patrol, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Police Department, and Lincoln Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 80 near the 27th Street interchange in Lincoln. Several bystanders also rushed to the scene to...
NSP Cruisers at Stadium
September 3, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
As the Nebraska football team returns to action at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol to help keep fans safe as they make their way to Husker home games this season. “After a season without fans at Memorial Stadium last year, we know there are tens of thousands of fans ready to pack the stadium this season,” said Captain Sean Caradori, Commander of Troop H. “With an early kickoff time this Saturday, traffic will likely be heavy on Interstate 180 headed into downtown...
September 3, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an officer involved shooting that involved the Milford Police Department. Nobody was injured in the incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 2. Preliminary investigation shows that at approximately 3:15 a.m., Thursday, a Milford Police Officer had contacted the occupants of a vehicle parked at Super Storage in Milford. The occupants were reportedly uncooperative, and the driver accelerated and fled as the officer was...
State Fair
September 1, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
As the Nebraska State Fair rolls-on in Grand Island, troopers continue to spread messages on the importance of safe driving to thousands of patrons. “The State Fair is a fantastic showcase of the hard work of Nebraskans young and old in many disciplines,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “One discipline we can all champion is safe driving, and the State Fair provides an opportunity for our troopers to showcase that crucial piece of public safety to new,...
Trooper Goodschmidt Receives Award
September 1, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Nebraska State Trooper Troy Goodschmidt received a national honor during a ceremony Tuesday evening in San Antonio, Texas. Trooper Goodschmidt was recognized by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) for his work in motor vehicle criminal interdictions during the 2020 calendar year. In 2020, Trooper Goodschmidt made several arrests for possession of controlled substances, including one case in August 2020 in which he located nearly 2,300 pounds of marijuana during a motorist assist on I-80...
August 31, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
One person sustained minor injuries after crashing his vehicle while attempting to flee a traffic stop near Oconto. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, when a trooper observed a Chevrolet Silverado speeding on Highway 40 at mile marker 38, near Oconto in Custer County. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to yield and fled at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a pursuit. The vehicle fled on several roads, reaching speeds of nearly 100...
NSP State Fair Booth
August 27, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
As the Nebraska State Fair gets underway in Grand Island, Nebraska State Troopers will be working multiple missions throughout the fair. This year’s NSP booth at the fair will have a recruiting theme, showcasing the career opportunities available to troopers throughout the state. The booth will feature NSP’s newest recruiting vehicle, a patriotic themed Chevrolet Tahoe, as well as opportunities for the public to view equipment, such as a protective suit and robot used by the NSP Bomb Squad,...
Ribbon Cutting
August 26, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol has cut the ribbon on a new Lincoln headquarters, completing a consolidation process that was decades in the making. “Today marks the culmination of a major project that will provide great benefits to our NSP teammates and the citizens of Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “For decades, our Lincoln-based teammates have been scattered throughout the city at several offices. This project brings most of those teammates under...
August 25, 2021
Valentine, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a Valentine man for murder following a search and investigation Tuesday in Cherry County. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 24, the Cherry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance in Kilgore. The Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol during their investigation. Tuesday morning, law enforcement sought the public’s assistance to locate two individuals believed to have been involved in the...
MAPS Inspection
August 25, 2021
Omaha, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today in Sarpy County. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 21 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to six vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers discovered 130 violations...
11 LBs of Fentanyl
August 24, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating 11 pounds of fentanyl during a traffic stop in Dawson County. At approximately 11:00 p.m. Monday, a trooper observed an eastbound BMW sedan with defective lighting traveling on Interstate 80 near Lexington, at mile marker 235. The trooper performed a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, the trooper and a Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputy observed marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle...

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