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Driver honored after helping WHP near GR


August 15, 2018

The Wyoming Highway Patrol awarded a Utah man the Colonel’s Commendation Award for helping to subdue a suspect who was attempting to get a trooper’s gun during an altercation on Interstate 80 in May.

Darren Phillips, of Taylorsville, Utah, received the award during a ceremony in Cheyenne on Aug. 13. Gov. Matt Mead, Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Bill Panos, WHP Col. Kebin Haller, and Trooper Josh Carris, whom Phillips assisted, attended the event to honor Phillips.

“You saved one person from sustaining severe injuries and you saved not only one life but possible two liv...

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