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Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser Accidentally Killed by Fellow Officer

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser
Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser Accidentally Killed by Fellow Officer

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser Accidentally Killed by Fellow Officer

A sheriff’s deputy was killed after accidentally being hit by a cruiser driven by another deputy in Idaho on Monday.

Deputy Wyatt Maser had responded to assist another deputy with an incident on Bone Road in Bonneville County early Monday morning. While attempting to take a woman wielding a machete into custody, Sgt. Randy Flegel, who was also responding to the incident to provide assistance, came upon the two deputies and the woman in the roadway and struck Maser with his vehicle.

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The accidental death of sheriff’s deputy leaves Idaho community in mourning (Photo: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office)

A press release stated that Maser succumbed to his injuries after several deputies and emergency personnel from the Idaho Falls Fire Department attempted life-saving measures from the scene to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Maser started with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2019. He was known as a hard-working member of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. Full details on funeral arrangements are pending. However, tentative plans for a funeral are scheduled for Friday, May 22nd, in the Idaho Falls area.

Sheriff Paul Wilde, and the entire Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, said in a press release that they are “humbled at the outpouring of support for the Maser family and our deputies.”

A memorial fund has been set up by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8 at the ISU Credit Union in Idaho Falls under the name “Bonneville County FOP, Wyatt Maser Memorial Account.”

Those wishing to donate can contact ISU Credit Union by phone to make arrangements by calling 208-235-7100.

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