At 5:30 pm on December 2, 2017, a 1974 Cessna Cardinal airplane was flying from Fargo to Bismarck. Due to total engine failure, pilot Jerry Schauer of Bismarck had to land the airplane.
Ever been blinded by the light? I’m not referring to the Manfred Mann song, but when driving down a dark highway and an oncoming driver does not dim their bright lights. When this does happen, it not only affects night vision, but also increases the potential of getting into a crash.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office will be awarded the Colonel’s Award for Excellence on Friday. The office has assisted North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers numerous times during crash investigations and criminal arrests.
To increase commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers and safety inspectors participated in a nationwide CMV enforcement and education program. International Roadcheck, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), was held June 7-9 and troopers statewide participated. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial, and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections.
Trooper Rod Torgeson was honored by the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association with the 2015 Trooper of the Year award. Torgeson was presented the award at a banquet in Fargo on May 12.
Mike Williams, the owner of Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel, was presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence.
On Monday, troopers in the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s southwest region will partner with school officials in Elgin to conduct a ‘trooper on a bus’ enforcement effort to enhance safety for school children.
Last week, the North Dakota Highway Patrol hosted a National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder train-the-trainer course at the Law Enforcement Training Academy in Bismarck.