March 24, 2015 marks one year since Trooper Trevor Casper was killed in the line of duty in Fond du Lac. Flowers and flags mark the area where the tragedy unfolded.
Trooper Casper was killed in a shootout with serial bank robber Steven Snyder in 2014 . Snyder murdered Thomas Christ in Wausaukee after robbing a bank in the afternoon on March 24th, 2014. Trooper Casper spotted Snyder's car nearly 100 miles away a few hours later. Snyder opened fire on the 21-year old trooper an armor piercing bullets striking him in the lung. Casper was able to return fire killing Snyder.
Wisconsin State Patrol Capitan Tony Burrell says Trooper Casper will never be forgotten, "Trevor was obviously a remarkable young man and what he did last year was heroic in terms of what law enforcement stands for protecting and serving the community."
Burrell says the last year has been hard on the State Patrol as they continue grieve the loss of Casper.
Casper graduated from the State Patrol Academy three months before he was killed . The State Patrol and Casper's family laid a wreath at his grave in Kiel in a private memorial. The State Patrol also held a moment of silence Thursday around the time he was killed.