Trooper Randall Wade Vetter
Texas Department of Public Safety -
Texas Highway Patrol
End of Watch: Monday, August 7, 2000
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 8243
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Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, August 3, 2000
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: Convicted of murder
Trooper Vetter died from a gunshot wound he received 4 days earlier while conducting a traffic stop.
Trooper Vetter had stopped 72-year-old driver Melvin Edison Hale of Kyle for not wearing a seatbelt.
While he was sitting in his patrol car, the suspect exited his vehicle and opened fire with a rifle.
The trooper was struck in the head. Trooper Vetter was able to return fire but did not hit the suspect.
The suspect then used the patrol car's radio to say he shot the officer and then attempt
Tags: Texas, DPS, State, Trooper, Dash, Cam, Redneck, Shooting, Death, Shot, Gunfire, Rifle
Location: Kyle, Texas, United States (load item map)
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