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Wisconsin State Trooper killed after altercation with suspect

 The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a series of events that led to the death of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper. 

Around 5:30PM Tuesday, Trooper Casper was following a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle that was used in a bank robbery in Marinette County. At some point gunfire was exchanged between the suspect, Steven Timothy Snyder, and Trooper Casper.  Both died from the altercation. 

Autopsies of both individuals should be completed today. 

Trooper Casper's family released the following statement on Facebook:

\"We wish to thank family, friends, co-workers and all of the law enforcement officers across the United States who grieve with our family during this time of horrific loss. Our son Trevor was an amazing young man who from a young age would do anything to help anyone. It did not surprise us when he selected a career in law enforcement. Even as a young child he was always helping others. Trevor had a soft and good heart. He truly believed his sole purpose in life was to serve and protect others. When we asked Trevor if he was ready for his career as a Wisconsin State Trooper, Trevor proudly told us that he was ‘born ready to do this job.' Trevor was so very proud of his career as a Wisconsin State Trooper. As a family we are so deeply honored that our son served as a law enforcement officer with the Wisconsin State Patrol and we share in their grief and loss. We are so deeply saddened by this loss and wish to thank everyone who has assisted us during this time. We ask that you please allow us time as a family to grieve and respect our privacy.\"

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