NSP Issues Statement Following Announcement from Lancaster County Sheriff

NSP Issues Statement Following Announcement from Lancaster County Sheriff

February 24, 2021
(Lincoln, NEB.)

Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, issues the following statement upon the announcement from Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner that law enforcement actions were justified during an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning in Lincoln.

“We’d like to thank the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for their diligent and thorough investigation into Saturday’s incident,” said Colonel Bolduc. “All NSP personnel continue to cooperate fully with that investigation. Above all, we are thankful for the safety of all law enforcement personnel involved, as well as the general public. The trooper who was injured continues to recover, but may require additional treatment for the injuries he sustained when his patrol vehicle was struck by the suspects’ vehicle.”

The Nebraska State Patrol has a long-standing policy of not releasing the identities of officers during internal investigations. As NSP’s internal process continues, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office continues its work, NSP will not release the names of the two troopers involved in the incident. In accordance with Nebraska State Statute, a grand jury will also convene to investigate the incident.

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