By Leo Wolfson, Cowboy State Daily
A veteran Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office on three charges of inflicting sexual intrusion on a victim.
Sgt. Gabriel Testerman of Cheyenne was taken into custody by the department on Tuesday, according to a WHP press release. He had his first day in court on Wednesday and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
According to his LinkedIn page, Testerman had been working for the Highway Patrol for 17 years.
Testerman’s bio also indicates he has been a referee with the Wyoming High School Activities Association since 2017.
He’s also an editor of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association magazine and a council member for Law Enforcement Torch Run Special Olympics Wyoming.
From 2003-2005, Testerman was a U.S. Army military police officer.
The Laramie County Detention Center would not release any information about the charges Testerman is facing.
According to the release, the patrol was notified on May 2 that Testerman was under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department. He was removed from his job and placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said it is fully cooperating with the investigation.
Testerman is scheduled for a Sept. 7 preliminary hearing.