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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...
Trooper Beckwith performs inspection
June 19, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, June 19, in Omaha and the surrounding area. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 52 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (...
Trooper Adams during MAPS
June 18, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
roopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division, with the assistance of the Lincoln Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, June 18, in Lincoln and the surrounding area. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team...
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March 23, 2019
(Lincoln, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are seeking information regarding the whereabouts a person wanted for questioning in connection with a double homicide that occurred in Douglas, Nebraska Saturday morning. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brindar H. Jangir (DOB 1-1-1983) is asked to call the Nebraska State Patrol at 402-479-4921. Investigators were called to the scene at 100 Otoe Street in Douglas this morning after Otoe County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of...
July 30, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
During the evening hours of Saturday, July 28, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Red Willow County. This project was supported in whole or part by Grant # 93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health. In total, 14 businesses were checked. Four businesses sold alcohol to a minor, for a non-compliance rate of 29%. Three businesses that sold to the minor...
July 17, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested three drunk drivers during a special enforcement in Otoe County. The enforcement coincided with GermanFest in Syracuse on Saturday, July 14. During the special enforcement, troopers arrested three drivers for driving under the influence. NSP also issued three citations for minor in possession, one citation for driving under suspension, and one citation for improper child restraint. Troopers also issued ten citations for speeding. This...
July 2, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
Troopers across Nebraska will be on patrol in the days surrounding the Fourth of July, looking to take drunk drivers off the road. The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and numerous law enforcement agencies around the state will be working together this week to reduce the potential for alcohol-related crashes. NSP’s effort will run from July 3-5 and include troopers all over the state. “Our state has many incredible celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July,” said Colonel John Bolduc,...
July 2, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 52 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The stop occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday near Aurora, when a trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Jeep speeding near mile marker 329. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle. The search revealed marijuana inside two large boxes in the rear of the vehicle. Additional...
July 1, 2018
(Lincoln, NE)
A motorcycle rider was killed following a short pursuit on Interstate 80 and Highway 6 late Saturday evening. The pursuit began just after 11:00 p.m. when a trooper observed an eastbound Honda sport bike motorcycle traveling at 110 miles per hour and splitting traffic on Interstate 80 near mile marker 404 in Lincoln, where the speed limit is 65 miles per hour. The trooper attempted to stop the motorcycle, but the rider refused to stop and fled. The motorcycle exited I-80 at the Waverly exit, at...
June 29, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol and many other entities participated in an exercise this week in North Platte to unify all entities who respond to a critical traffic incident. The exercise included a mock crash, with response from law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire departments, road management officials, and tow operators. The concept allows for each discipline to focus on their job, allowing others to do their work. “This exercise was important because it allows us to coordinate with...
June 28, 2018
(Kearney, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division, with the assistance of the Kearney Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, June 28, in Kearney and the surrounding area. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weight stations as part of their regular routes. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team...
June 22, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Cadets of the 50th Junior Law Academy have completed a week of training and experiences to get a glimpse of what it takes to be a Trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Organized by the American Legion Department of Nebraska, Junior Law is held annually at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. The cadets receive instruction from current troopers and take part in presentations on many facets of NSP operations. “We have a number of troopers within NSP today who are graduates of Junior...
June 21, 2018
(Kearney, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 290 pounds of marijuana and other products during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 8:20 a.m. Wednesday when a trooper observed an eastbound, maroon Freightliner pulling a box trailer make an improper lane change at mile marker 279 near Kearney. The semi also had a lighting defect. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from the semi-...
June 20, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
A trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, was able to revive a subject suffering from an opioid overdose by administering a dose of NARCAN Tuesday evening near Dunning. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office was called with a report of a suicidal person and requested assistance from NSP. Upon arrival at the scene, the subject was discovered to be unconscious and appeared to be suffering from an opioid overdose. The trooper...
June 18, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
On Friday, June 15, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in York and Polk counties. This operation was made possible by a grant from Region V Systems. In total, 26 businesses were inspected. Two businesses sold alcohol to a minor. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID. These are the businesses which failed the inspection: Pump & Pantry #46 – York (checked ID, sold to minor) Walgreens #10892 – York (checked ID, sold to minor) Businesses...
June 18, 2018
(North Platte, NE)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is seeking the public’s help in locating a person wanted on multiple charges. An arrest warrant has been issued in Chase County for Kody G. Huff, 30, for the following offenses: first degree assault, kidnapping, terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Kody Huff, please call the NSP tip line at (308) 535-8137. ###
June 14, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle. Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149...
June 12, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
On Friday, June 8, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C and officers from the Grand Island Police Department conducted an undercover operation to target and identify individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area. This was an operation of the Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The effort resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for soliciting prostitution. In addition to attempting to rescue those being trafficking against their will...
June 12, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one person and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80. The stop occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, when a trooper observed an eastbound blue Freightliner with a refrigerated trailer driving on the shoulder near Shelton, at mile marker 290. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 18 boxes inside the...
June 11, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper Kris Hunzeker took first place and Trooper John Hadaway received runner-up honors at the Nebraska Inspector Championships held June 8-9 in Grand Island. This marks the second consecutive year for Trooper Hunzeker to win the championship. Trooper Hunzeker is a 14-year veteran of NSP, stationed in Nebraska City, and assigned to the Carrier Enforcement Division. The Inspector Championships are held each June as part of the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships...

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