Wisconsin trooper who died in the line of duty buried


March 31, 2015

State Trooper Trevor Casper's funeral procession traveled through Kiel, Wis., Monday, March 30, 2015, to S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery just outside of town. The young trooper killed in a confrontation with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac is being laid to rest.

KIEL The young trooper killed in a confrontation with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac has been laid to rest.

A private funeral service for 21-year-old Trevor Casper, attended by family and members of the Wisconsin State Patrol, was held Monday in Kiel. Casper had just graduated from the State Patrol's academy in December.

Police said officers providing security at the service noticed a man walking past the cemetery carrying a bag with an unknown object sticking out. When officers tried to escort him away, he became verbally abusive and physically resisted, Kiel Police Chief Dave Funkhouser said in a statement.

Paramedics took the man to a Manitowoc hospital, where medical staff quickly cleared him. Sheriff's deputies took him to jail on suspicion of disrupting a funeral, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and battery to a police officer, the chief said. He did not disclose any further details.

Casper died last Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire with Steven Snyder, whom authorities suspect also killed Thomas Christ in Wausaukee after robbing a bank there hours before the shootout.

Snyder was from Koylton Township, Michigan, about 70 miles north of Detroit.

Thousands of people packed into Kiel High School for a memorial for Casper on Sunday, Funkhouser said in his statement, including law enforcement officers from around the country.


Associated Press