Lyle F. Wohlers

Rank

Technician

Date of hire

1966-10-31

Bio

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 the scene before backup could arrive. At 7:00 p.m., the two juvenile suspects were arrested as they travelled from Georgetown to Denver. The car was later determined to be stolen. The juveniles were tried as adults and convicted. Marcus Fernandez pulled the trigger and was sentenced to life in prison. His accomplice, T.J. White, was sentenced to 32 years in prison. Wohlers succumbed to his injuries on November 5, 1992.

Memorial service information

Place of Honor: Memorial, Living Tree, Colorado State Patrol Academy, Golden, Colorado

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