Please take a moment to include Technician Lyle F. Wohlers in your thoughts today.
On November 4, 1992 at 4:30 p.m., Technician Wohlers contacted a vehicle with two juvenile occupants for a traffic violation one mile east of Georgetown on Interstate 70. After calling for assistance, Wohlers was shot in the head by one of the juveniles. The suspects fled before backup could arrive. At 7:00 p.m., the two juvenile suspects were arrested as they traveled from Georgetown to Denver. The car was later determined to be stolen. The juveniles were tried as adults and convicted. The suspect who pulled the trigger was sentenced to life in prison. His accomplice was sentenced to 32 years. Wohlers succumbed to his injuries on November 5, 1992.
Wohlers entered the Patrol October 31, 1966.
(Information provided by the Colorado State Patrol Alumni Association)