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Cruiser in sun
July 17, 2019
With extremely hot weather predicted for the next several days across much of the state, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is urging motorists to be prepared. Plan ahead for your trip by packing a travel survival kit. “When it gets this hot, it doesn’t take long for the heat to affect people,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We want people to remember that if they become stranded on the road, they can call the NSP Highway Helpline to reach NSP dispatchers...
NSP Meth Seizure
July 17, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people and seized several controlled substances following a pursuit in central Nebraska Tuesday evening. At approximately 7:20 p.m., NSP received a report from a motorist that a Cadillac Escalade was driving dangerously on westbound Interstate 80 near Odessa. A trooper was able to locate the vehicle as it was exiting I-80 at Elm Creek. The Escalade then reentered westbound I-80 and fled, reaching speeds of 114 miles per hour...
Crash on Highway 92
July 12, 2019
(North Platte, NE)
Numerous members of the public responded to assist in an emergency situation Thursday morning near Merna. The situation occurred after a crash on Highway 92 that left one person dead and three others injured. At approximately 8:40 a.m. Thursday, July 11, a 2002 Dodge pickup crossed the center line on Highway 92 and struck a 2016 Ford F-350, pulling a trailer hauling a skid loader. The crash happened approximately 2 miles west of Merna. The driver of the Dodge, Roman Romero, 40, of Temple, Texas...
Turn Around Don't Drown
July 11, 2019
(Kearney, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Transportation are reminding motorists to avoid driving through flood waters. As water from recent heavy rains continues to move through Nebraska, several communities are experiencing flooding and water-covered roadways. First responders have assisted in evacuations for hundreds of people in several communities in south-central Nebraska. Many local roads and state highways have been affected by flooding as well. “Driving through flood...
July 9, 2019
(Norfolk, NE)
Several people were injured in a crash that occurred this morning at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 91 in Humphrey. The crash occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when a Ford Transit van was traveling northbound on Highway 81. As the van approached the intersection, a semi-tractor/trailer traveling westbound on Highway 91 pulled out in front of the van. The van collided with the driver’s side of the semi, just behind the driver’s door. Moments after the crash, a trooper came across...
NSP Truck
July 9, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 16 impaired drivers from the road during the Fourth of July weekend, running July 3-7. This enforcement was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $16,930 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. The grant enforcement ran from July 3-5, but troopers remained vigilant on the roads throughout the busy travel weekend. “Troopers across the state not only patrolled Nebraska’s roads this weekend, but also...
Camp 61 Guidon
July 8, 2019
(Grand Island, NE)
State Patrol Begins 61st Basic Recruit Camp July 8, 2019 (Grand Island, Neb.) — Eleven recruits have begun the journey to become State Troopers as the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has started the 61st Basic Recruit Camp. “These recruits have taken the first step toward a tremendous and rewarding career,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Over the next six months, our Training Academy Troopers will equip them with the skills necessary to serve Nebraska...
July 7, 2019
(Fairbury, NE)
DETAILS OF INCIDENT: At approximately 7:42pm, 4 July 2019, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was given information of a possible homicide that took place on July 1st, 2019 at Crystal Springs Park, Fairbury, NE. An officer with the Beatrice Police Department had been given information that a shooting had occurred at Crystal Springs. We were given names of possible suspects and description of a vehicle that was involved. An investigation was initiated and a search for a victim, crime scene...
July 7, 2019
(Fairbury, NE)
DETAILS OF INCIDENT: *******UPDATE******** At approximately 4:15pm, 7 July 2019, Jefferson County Communications received a 911 call regarding the two subjects that were wanted in connection to a possible homicide under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol. Sheriff’s units were dispatched to the residence at 1504 D Street in Fairbury. With the assistance of the Thayer County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol, a perimeter was set up and...
NSP Logo
July 3, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
A Nebraska State Trooper who was previously terminated has been returned to work in a different capacity. The action is a result of a settlement agreement with the Troopers’ union (SLEBC) through the arbitration process. Trooper Tim Flick was terminated in December 2017 after an internal investigation sustained a finding of Conduct Unbecoming with respect to dishonesty and the completeness of reports he submitted regarding a crash in which he was involved that claimed the life of a South Dakota...
Uncle Sam Jam
July 3, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Communities across Nebraska will be hosting celebrations this week to mark Independence Day. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be assisting with traffic operations surrounding several of these local celebrations throughout the state. “Our troopers love being part of Independence Day festivities around Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc. “Attending local parties and fireworks shows is a great tradition in our state. Let’s all do our part to keep this week safe at those events...
July 2, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
One person has passed away and another was arrested following a fatal crash on Highway 77 near Pickrell Monday evening. At approximately 7:55 p.m. Monday, a northbound tractor was struck from the rear by a northbound truck tractor/semi-trailer north of Pickrell, near mile marker 31. The driver of the tractor, Robert Snyder Sr., 82, of Odell, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Initial investigation has revealed the driver of the semi, Troy Smith, 38, of Crete, was distracted in the moments...
NSP Cruiser
July 2, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be working overtime over the next few days, looking to keep drunk drivers off the road during the days surrounding Independence Day. NSP and numerous law enforcement agencies across Nebraska will be working together to reduce the potential for serious crashes related to drunk driving. NSP’s effort will run from July 3-5 and include troopers in all areas of Nebraska. “The Fourth of July makes for one of the busiest travel times of the summer,”...
NSP Persuader
June 28, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Foundation is excited to announce it has received a $30,000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant from State Farm Insurance to support NSP’s youth traffic safety education efforts. Teen drivers in Nebraska represent just seven percent of the state’s licensed drivers, but made up nearly a quarter of reported crashes in 2017. NSP is tackling this problem by educating thousands of young Nebraskans each year about the importance of wearing seatbelts and not driving...
Trooper Smith Funeral
June 27, 2019
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Troopers from around the state of Nebraska and law enforcement officers from around the nation gathered in Scottsbluff to honor the life and service of Trooper Jerry L. Smith Jr. #373, who gave his life in the line of duty on June 20, 2019. “Trooper Jerry Smith was the best of us,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His entire adult life was dedicated to serving the public. Jerry’s legacy of service set the standard for all Nebraska State Troopers. We will...
EOW 373
June 26, 2019
(Scottsbluff, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) welcomes the public to attend the funeral service for Trooper Jerry Smith #373, who lost his life in the line of duty on June 20, 2019. NSP issues the following information for members of the public wishing to pay their respects to Trooper Smith at the funeral or during the law enforcement procession. Funeral Attendance The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. MDT at the gymnasium on the campus of Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) in Scottsbluff. Members...
Pursuit End
June 25, 2019
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), with the assistance of the Omaha Police Department, arrested a juvenile following a pursuit that began near Gretna and ended near 76th and Charles streets in Omaha. At approximately 6:50 p.m. Monday, troopers were notified of a black Chrysler Town and Country van driving at a high rate of speed on Interstate 80. Moments later, a trooper observed the vehicle traveling eastbound at 105 miles per hour near mile marker 432. The trooper attempted a...
RIP 373
June 21, 2019
(Scottsbluff, NE)
The Morrill County Sheriff’s Office is able to release additional details regarding the crash that claimed the life of Nebraska State Trooper Jerry L. Smith, #373, on Thursday, June 20, 2019. At approximately, 7:36 a.m., the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls in reference to a three-vehicle crash west of Bridgeport on Highway 26, near mile marker 59. The 911 calls indicated that one of the vehicles involved was that of a Nebraska State Trooper. Sheriff’s deputies arrived...
NSP Camp 60
June 21, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Fourteen new Nebraska State Troopers received their badges and were sworn-in during a ceremony this morning at the Nebraska State Capitol. The new troopers represent the 60th Basic Recruit Class in Nebraska State Patrol history. “Yesterday, Nebraska lost a dedicated and heroic public servant, Trooper Jerry Smith,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Through that tragedy, we look upon these 14 new troopers starting their careers and truly understand what it...
Trooper Jerry Smith
June 20, 2019
Nebraska State Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty June 20, 2019 (SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.) — The Nebraska State Patrol is heartbroken to announce the death of Trooper Jerry L. Smith, badge #373. “This is a tragic day for the Nebraska State Patrol”, said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “A family has lost a husband and a father. Our troopers have lost a colleague and a friend. Our state has lost a true public servant.” At approximately 7:45 a.m. MDT on Thursday, June 20...

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