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Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial
May 15, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
National Police Week concludes today with National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day in which law enforcement agencies across the country pay tribute to officers who have fallen in the line of duty. This week has also marked the official addition of Trooper Jerry Smith’s name to both the Nebraska and National Law Enforcement Memorials. “This is a tough week for our entire NSP family, but it’s been made especially difficult because remembrance ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID-19...
Lt. Craig Loveless
May 13, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
Today, the Nebraska State Patrol honored the life and service of Lt. Craig Loveless #172, who passed away on March 27, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Lt. Loveless served the state of Nebraska in numerous capacities during his 33-year career with NSP. Lt. Loveless’ family chose to delay his funeral service until today so that more family, friends, and colleagues could attend than under the previous 10-person limit for gatherings. Today’s service, held at Lifegate Church in Omaha,...
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May 11, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a South Dakota man on several charges following a pursuit in western Nebraska. At approximately 2:15 p.m. MDT Sunday, a trooper observed a BMW speeding near mile marker 132 on Interstate 80. The trooper performed a traffic stop, but during the process of the traffic stop the driver provided a fake name. As the trooper was attempting to verify the driver’s identity, the driver accelerated and fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed. The...
Troopers Hand Out Masks
May 1, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) distributed nearly 100,000 face masks to truck drivers across Nebraska over the last two days. “This was a tremendous effort by many people to primarily do two things: show our thanks and support to these drivers and to help protect them as they continue working to keep food and critical supplies moving across the country,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our troopers have a great relationship with the...
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April 30, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Michigan man following a crash on Interstate 80 that injured a Keith County Sheriff’s Deputy. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper was providing traffic control for a semi-truck that was broken down on the inside shoulder of I-80 at mile marker 142 near Sutherland. A deputy from the Keith County Sheriff’s Department was positioned, with emergency lights activated, approximately ¼ mile east of the scene to alert drivers of the...
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April 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division and Patrol Division will distribute 100,000 surgical masks to truck drivers over the next two days at several locations. The masks were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSP is working with the Nebraska Trucking Association, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and...
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April 24, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested two people following a pursuit that crossed into Nebraska from Iowa early Friday morning. At approximately 12:20 a.m., NSP was advised that the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a pickup truck that was approaching Nebraska on Interstate 480. After the pursuit crossed into Nebraska from Iowa, Troopers took over the pursuit as the suspect vehicle continued to flee. The pursuit eventually traveled northbound on Highway 75...
103 miles per hour
April 23, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
While traffic volume has decreased on Nebraska roadways, excessive speeding has been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Nebraska State Troopers continue to patrol roads, highways, and interstates throughout the state, they’ve reported an increase in excessive speeding over the last month. Since March 19, when the first Directed Health Measure was issued by Governor Ricketts, Troopers have cited 100 motorists for speeding at more than 100 miles per hour. That figure compares to 61...
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April 20, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people following three separate pursuits Saturday in Lincoln, North Platte, and near Kearney. At approximately 12:00 a.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Chevrolet Equinox speeding near 84th and O streets in Lincoln. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled. The trooper pursued, but discontinued the pursuit as the vehicle continued driving dangerously. NSP then received a report regarding the same vehicle and located the...
Respirator
April 15, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has partnered with two Lincoln businesses to develop a product that could save thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment. The product will allow NSP troopers and investigators to use gas masks with reusable filters rather than N95 masks at crime scenes. Every NSP trooper and investigator has a gas mask, but filters for the current gas masks are in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. In searching for a solution, NSP personnel located several...
February 14, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Technical Crimes Division have arrested three people for possession of child pornography or possession of methamphetamine in separate investigations this week. On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence at 13850 Kenilworth in Waverly after receiving a cyber-tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The search revealed more than 100 images of child pornography in a cloud-based storage...
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August 6, 2019
(Scottsbluff, NE)
Investigators with the Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING) Task Force have arrested five people following an investigation into drug trafficking in Scottsbluff. This morning, investigators from the Nebraska State Patrol, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, and Scottsbluff Police Department served a search warrant at the Capri Motel, at 2424 Avenue I in Scottsbluff. During the search, investigators found a total of 25 grams of methamphetamine and arrested five people...
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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...

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