Retired WHP K-9 Bonnie passes away

The Wyoming Highway Patrol announces with a heavy heart the passing of retired Narcotic Detection Canine Bonnie.  Bonnie became a Wyoming Highway Patrol canine in the Fall of 2008. Bonnie was assigned as a narcotic detection canine in the Cheyenne area.  Bonnie worked in the Cheyenne area until her retirement in January of 2014.  Bonnie was retired due to health issues, which made it difficult for...

Patrol seizes 63 pounds of marijuana west of Laramie

On October 26th, 2017 a Wyoming Highway Patrol traffic stop resulted in the seizure of approximately 63 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at 7:30 a.m. near mile post 290 on Interstate 80 eastbound. This is approximately 20 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming.   A Wyoming State Trooper observed a 2016 Ford Focus traveling east on Interstate 80 as the vehicle failed to maintain its lane of travel...

WHP receives recognition for excelling in criminal interdiction in 2016

The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently received recognition for excelling in criminal interdiction efforts during 2016, from the Motor Vehicle Criminal Interdiction Association. In 2016, Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers seized an estimated street value of $15,900,620 worth of illegal narcotics that were being transported across Wyoming’s highways. WHP Troopers also seized $601,779 dollars in US currency,...

Trooper DeVries promoted to rank of lieutenant

Please join us in congratulating Trooper Erin DeVries, who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in Division G. Erin began her career in April of 2011 and was assigned to Division J in Laramie. For the past couple of years, Erin has served in Division G (Thermopolis and Worland areas). Erin is filling this supervisory position that was created with the promotion of Captain Karl Germain. Congratulations...

Fatal Crash Near Casper, Wyoming

On August 23rd, 2017 a fatal crash occurred at milepost 59 on WY 220 near Casper, Wyoming.  At 1:20 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to the area for a two vehicle head-on collision. A 2004 Ford F-250 was traveling eastbound on WY-220 when for unknown reasons the vehicle crossed over the center lane line and into the westbound traffic lane. The Ford  F-250 then collided head-on...