2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 2, 2015 - Introduced by Senators LeMahieu, Bewley, Cowles, Erpenbach,
Gudex, Harsdorf, Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Marklein, Nass, Olsen, Petrowski,
Ringhand, Roth, Shilling, L. Taylor, Vinehout, Wanggaard and Wirch,
cosponsored by Representatives Vorpagel, Ballweg, Barca, Berceau,
Bowen, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Brostoff, Considine, Czaja,
Danou, Gannon, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Horlacher,
Jacque, Jarchow, Johnson, Kahl, Kapenga, Katsma, Kitchens, Kleefisch,
Knodl, Knudson, Kolste, Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Meyers, Milroy,
Murphy, Mursau, Novak, Ohnstad, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petryk, Rodriguez,
Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo, Sargent, Schraa, Spiros, Spreitzer, Steffen,
Subeck, Thiesfeldt, Tranel and Wachs. Referred to Committee on Senate
SJR40,1,1 1Relating to: the life and service of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper.
SJR40,1,42 Whereas, Trevor was born on May 21, 1993, in Kiel, Wisconsin, to Kevin and
3Deborah Casper, and died on March 24, 2015, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, while in
4the line of duty; and
SJR40,1,75 Whereas, Trevor was a 2011 graduate of Kiel High School in Kiel, Wisconsin,
6and while attending Kiel High School he was an active member of the wrestling and
7soccer teams, as well as a youth soccer coach; and
SJR40,1,128 Whereas, Trevor attended Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland,
9Wisconsin, Trevor was the president of the student government association in
102013-2014, an active member of the Color Guard, and the recipient of a leadership
11award from the student government association at Lakeshore Technical College in
12Cleveland, Wisconsin; and
SJR40,1,1513 Whereas, Trevor graduated in May 2014 with academic honors from the
14criminal justice associate degree program and completed his training in the
15Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin in 2014; and
1Whereas, on Friday, December 19, 2014, Trevor was sworn in as a Wisconsin
2State Trooper at the Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper ceremony in Madison,
3Wisconsin, and upon completion Trevor was stationed at the State Trooper Base in
4Fond du Lac, Wisconsin;
SJR40,2,55 Whereas, Trevor died in the line of duty on March 24, 2014, at the age of 21; and
SJR40,2,86 Whereas, on that day Trooper Casper followed the vehicle of a suspect who was
7wanted for robbing a bank earlier in the day in Marinette County and subsequently
8killing a man during his escape; and
SJR40,2,109 Whereas, the suspect maneuvered his vehicle through a parking lot onto a city
10street, exited the vehicle, and then began firing at Trooper Casper; and
SJR40,2,1211 Whereas, Trooper Casper returned fire, and both he and the suspect were killed
12in the exchange of gunfire; and
SJR40,2,1413 Whereas, Trooper Casper bravely gave his life to prevent a dangerous criminal
14from inflicting further suffering on innocent citizens; and
SJR40,2,1615 Whereas, Trevor bravely committed himself to protect and faithfully serve his
16community and he will be deeply missed; and
SJR40,2,2017 Whereas, Trevor was the cherished son of Kevin and Deborah Casper, brother
18to Lauren and Olivia Casper, and treasured friend to many, and his family and fellow
19citizens are proud to have known him and appreciate his devotion to family and the
20protection of others; now, therefore, be it
SJR40,2,23 21Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature of
22the state of Wisconsin honors the extraordinary life of Trevor Casper and extends its
23sincere sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues; and, be it further
1Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall transmit a copy of this joint
2resolution to Trevor's family.
SJR40,3,33 (End)