|3/30/2015 10:13:00 AM|
Community gathers to honor Casper
|On a bright sunny March morning, citizens of Kiel lined Fremont Street to pay their respects to fallen Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper. Casper's body was escorted by his Wisconsin State Patrol family, approximately 75 patrol cars to the Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Cemetery, where a burial service took place.|
Casper was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, March 24, when he attempted to apprehend a bank robbery suspect from Wausaukee in Fond du Lac. On Sunday, at his memorial service, Casper was hailed as a hero for his actions by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and fellow members of the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Casper's actions in Fond du Lac were believed to have prevented further possible danger to the community.
Casper was one of three people killed in connection with the incidents of March 24. A 59-year-old Wausaukee man was fatally shot early in the day, also allegedly by the suspect. The robbery suspect, who engaged in a gun battle with Casper, was also killed in the Fond du Lac indicated.
The Kiel community and the law enforcement community turned out in the thousands Sunday to honor Casper and comfort his family in their loss.
According to Kiel Police Chief Dave Funkhouser, who coordinated the memorial effort, law enforcement officers from more than 40 states came to pay tribute to Trooper Casper.
Stay tuned to this website and watch the April 2 Tri-County News for more coverage.