Hero Down: BCSO Deputy Wyatt Maser Fatally Struck By Other Deputy's Patrol Car

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Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputy Wyatt Maser leaves behind his wife and young daughter.

Bone, ID – Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputy Wyatt Maser died in the line of duty on Monday after he was inadvertently struck by a police vehicle while he was out on a call.

The incident began at approximately 5:20 a.m., when Deputy Maser, 23, was dispatched to the scene of a rollover crash in the area of 9th South and Bone Road, East Idaho News reported.

When he arrived at the scene, he spotted a woman wielding a machete trying to leave the area on foot.

The woman appeared to be suffering from mental health issues, so Deputy Maser and a second deputy followed her on foot and tried to speak with her, East Idaho News reported.

As the deputies closed in and attempted to take her into custody, BCSO Sergeant Randy Flegel arrived at the scene to assist them.

Sgt. Flegel inadvertently crashed into Deputy Maser with his patrol vehicle in the dark as he approached the area, the BCSO said in a press release.

Fellow deputies and emergency medical crews attempted life-saving measures as Deputy Maser was being rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

He was pronounced dead a short while later.

The woman wielding the machete was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation and medical treatment, the BCSO said.

The Idaho State Police are handling the ongoing investigation into the fatal collision.

“Sheriff Paul Wilde and the entire Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office are humbled at the outpouring of support for the Maser family and our Deputies,” the BCSO said in a press release on Tuesday. “Dep. Maser was known as a hard working member of our team and family, and our hearts are filled with sadness at his loss.”

Deputy Maser served in the U.S. Air Force before he joined the BCSO in August of 2019, according to his obituary.

“The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is devastated by this event and our hearts are with the Deputy’s family and friends. This is a tragic loss for them and our family of Deputies,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputy Maser leaves behind his wife, Paige, and their young daughter, Morgan, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, siblings, and his grandparents.

Deputy Maser will be laid to rest on Friday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Wyatt Maser, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (36)
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h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Wow! How fast was that clown driving?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Was the woman with the knife even involved in the original vehicular accident?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Also, not sure how we know it was inadvertent at this point. One possibility is that Sgt. Flegel had some kind of beef with Deputy Maser and was waiting for a chance to take him out, but make it look like an accident. #fbitime

DarrellB
DarrellB

I can't imagine a worst tragedy. They lost a super sharp young man, and a tiny little girl lost her Dad. In the mean time, a Sergeant is crushed knowing that his actions took a brother's life. Two lives destroyed in one accident.

XIHP308
XIHP308

At this time why don't you keep your opinions to yourself?

Stanracer
Stanracer

RIP Dep. Maser. Your life mattered.

ThomasAkexander
ThomasAkexander

RIP

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Brother...

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Justdone
Justdone

God please be with these 2 Officers as one is laid to rest and the other will now live with what happened for a lifetime. I can’t imagine the grief felt on either side. I pray that when the Sgt faces the Officers wife she forgives him and wraps her arms around him so that they both can start the healing process.

1spiderwoman
1spiderwoman

WOW SOUNDS FISHY.....RIP AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE....PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY


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