Fallen Trooper Trevor Casper among those honored at Madison ceremony
The 25th annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony was held in Madison Friday afternoon. The service is used to remember all of Wisconsin's fallen officers; two in particular were mentioned by the speakers.
Polk County Sheriff deputy Michael Severson, he died last year. His name was officially added to the wall Friday. He was shot on duty in 1991 and paralyzed from the neck down.
The name not yet on the memorial, but on a lot minds Friday was State Trooper Trevor Casper. He's the 21 year old who was shot and killed a month and a half ago when he was caught in a shootout with a bank robber. That was on the first day of solo patrol.
Green Bay police officer Craig Kolbeck serves as chairman of the Memorial, and says he spoke to Casper's family before Friday's ceremony. \"It's the first time I met them I just expressed my condolences to the family. And then I promised them that Trooper Casper would be added next year to the memorial.\" Kolbeck said.
Governor Scott Walker spoke at the ceremony, and highlighted Casper's bravery.