Highway Patrol Trooper Randall Wade Vetter
December 6, 1994 - August 7, 2000
Trooper Randall W. Vetter, 28, died August 7, 2000, from wounds he suffered during a traffic stop near Kyle, Texas on August 3. Trooper Vetter was a six-year veteran of the DPS. He joined the DPS on December 6, 1994 and became a commissioned Trooper on June 2, 1995. Trooper Vetter had been stationed in New Braunfels until he transferred to the San Marcos DPS office on July 1. He had four letters of appreciation from the public for his assistance with various educational and law enforcement related issues. Trooper Vetter is survived by his wife, Cynthia; their eight-month-old son Robert; and his father, Kermit Vetter. Trooper Vetter is the 75th DPS officer to die in the line of duty.