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Trooper William Schoenberger

The Wisconsin Trooper Memorial Page Remembers….

     Trooper William Schoenberger

Wisconsin State Patrol- State Trooper

End of Watch: Thursday April 22, 1993

Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 8 years, 6 months
Car Number: 619

Incident Details
Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date of Incident:
Saturday April 17, 1993
Recruit Class: WSPA Class of 1984
Assignment: Eau Claire

Trooper William Schoenberger succumbed to injuries sustained when his patrol car was struck by a tractor trailer on I-94. He had positioned his patrol car in the right line of the interstate to block traffic as the local fire department attempted to extinguish a car fire.

The trucker who caused the accident was convicted of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and was sentenced to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service.

Trooper Schoenberger joined the Wisconsin State Patrol in 1984, and spent all of his 8-1/2 years in the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls area. At the time of his death, he was 31 years old and was married with one daughter.   Trooper Schoenberger is greatly missed by all member s of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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