WHP Announces Passing of K-9 Kato

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is saddened to announce the passing of one of our retired K-9’s.  On January 9th, 2019, retired K-9 “Kato” passed away after a brief illness.  Kato began his career with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in 2008 specializing in narcotics detection assigned to Trooper Jason Green.  In 2011, Trooper Brandon Deckert was selected as his handler and the team was assigned to Sublette...

WHP Announces Passing Of K-9 Wendy

It is with great sadness the Wyoming Highway Patrol announces retired WHP   K-9 Wendy, passed away peacefully from heart failure on November 9th, 2018. Wendy was well known for her desire and willingness to work and play, while producing some impressive seizures over the years.  She began her career as a narcotic K-9 in 2009 assigned to the Big Horn Basin in District Five.  During her 9 year career,...

Public Receiving Scam Phone Calls

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has recently been notified of a phone call scam circulating. Scammers are contacting the public stating a relative has been in a motor vehicle crash and arrested for driving while under the influence while stating the relative needs cash for bail and attorney fees. The phone number the callers are calling from are being replicated (spoofed numbers) to look like they are coming...

WHP unites with law enforcement to educate public about the Move Over law

Motorists moving over for law enforcement, emergency, maintenance and other types of vehicles parked on the side of Wyoming highways and interstates are not only abiding by the law but are also keeping their fellow citizens safe. On Nov. 8, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and state patrols from Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana, as well as multiple emergency and public service entities, will...

Wyoming Highway Patrol commissions 11 recruits on Oct. 25

The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently commissioned 11 recruits to the rank of Trooper upon the completion of their intensive training academy. During their academy, the new Troopers were instructed in a variety of classes including firearms, commercial carrier, physical training, RADAR/LIDAR, emergency vehicle operation, custody and control, crash investigation and other pertinent training. The members...