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Rob Madden said Trooper Dennis ...
Rob Madden said Trooper Dennis Wilder identified Glenn Pladsen, 62, as a possible suspect in the case of the "Literary Litterbug" or "Book Dropper" responsible for dumping more than 600 books along Highway 287 in Boulder County.
Madden said Wilder
witnessed Pladsen throwing books out of his car window while driving on the road Thursday.
"The investigation went strictly by the book and after conducting surveillance of the driver, Trooper Wilder observed him throw books from his moving vehicle," Madden wrote in a pun-filled news release.
State Trooper Dennis Wilder ...
State Trooper Dennis Wilder was shot in the left foot and was doing well in a hospital Friday, the State Patrol said.Wilder
, a nine-year veteran, and two other troopers won the patrol's Medal of Valor award for their handling of a December 2000 high-speed chase while under fire from suspects, the patrol said.
Curti and Wilder
did not want to be interviewed, their agencies said.
About 10:30 Thursday night, State Trooper ...
About 10:30 Thursday night, State Trooper Dennis Wilder suspected that the driver of a sport utility vehicle had been drinking and pulled him over.
told a passenger in Poorman's vehicle that he
needed to get out and that officers could not let him take the SUV.
, 37, was expected to be released from the hospital late Friday. Wilder
survived a confrontation with a gunman seven years ago.In that incident, Wilder
faced automatic rifle and shotgun fire during a high-speed chase along Interstate 25.He
was injured by glass fragments after his
patrol car was riddled with bullets.
...- Thursday's shooting wasn't the first close call for Colorado State Trooper Dennis Wilder.
Wilder, 37, dodged bullets in 2000 while chasing a fleeing Ford Bronco on Interstate 25. Wilder
, a nine-year State Patrol veteran, was shot in the left foot Thursday night when a gunman opened fire during a traffic stop.He
was listed in fair condition Friday. Wilder
joined the patrol in January 1998 and received the Medal of Valor for his
"heroic actions" in the high-speed chase in 2000. Wilder
made headlines for dodging bullets fired out of the back of the Bronco he
was chasing.The patrol estimated nearly 60 rounds were fired at pursuing officers.
Shards of glass embedded in Wilder's face, eye and arm as the bullets shattered his
vehicle's passenger window.
The two men in the Bronco were arrested after Wilder
rammed the vehicle, sending it into a spin and allowing troopers to surround it.
Trooper Dennis Wilder, 37, ...
Trooper Dennis Wilder, 37, and two other troopers received the Medal of Valor, the agency's highest award, for their actions during the Dec. 4, 2000 confrontation, Master Trooper Ron Watkins said Friday.
sustained cuts from broken glass.
Hunt is at Buena Vista Correctional Facility serving several sentences including 16 years for attempted murder.Roelsema served a four-year prison sentence for his
role and has been released. Wilder graduated in 1998 from the Colorado State Patrol Academy.
Physicians were debating earlier today ...
Physicians were debating earlier today whether to perform surgery on Trooper Dennis Wilder, who was shot in the left foot during the traffic stop.
and the deputy, Lt
..."He's doing just fine," said Master Trooper Ron Watkins, a State Patrol spokesman, of Wilder, a 9-year-veteran stationed in Broomfield.
...Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman said the shootings followed a routine traffic stop by the DUI task force after Wilder noticed a broken windshield on the small SUV.
After checking the driver's identification, Wilder
ran a check for warrants, called for a backup from Denver police and placed the driver under arrest for the outstanding warrant.
...The man fired an unknown number of shots, hitting both Curti and Wilder before the second Arapahoe deputy, whom Whitman did not identify, was able to fire and hit Becerra at least once in the head.