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UPDATE: Funeral details for deputy killed in Monday morning incident released

Dep. Wyatt Maser
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Dep. Wyatt Maser
deputy death crash site Bone Road

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 5/19/20 9:40pm.

The following are funeral service details for Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputy Wyatt Maser:

Date:  Friday May 22nd, 2020

Viewing:  12 noon to 2:30pm
Location:  Woods Funeral Home – 963 S. Ammon Rd.  Idaho Falls, ID  83406
(limited to groups of 10 or less, family and friends preferred – followed by procession to cemetery)

The procession route will be announced Thursday if the public wishes to pay their respects to Dep. Maser and family along the way.

Graveside Service:  3pm
Location:  Fielding Memorial Cemetery – 4600 S. Yellowstone Hwy.  Idaho Falls, ID  83402

     The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, in an attempt to adhere to current state guidelines and recommendations with the COVID-19 epidemic, respectfully asks that agencies wishing to send representation be from within the State of Idaho with the exception of Natrona County Wyoming Sheriff’s Office who have close family ties to Dep. Maser.  For those that do attend, please understand the viewing will be limited to groups of 10 people in the funeral home and we would ask for your assistance in helping with social distancing at the graveside service beginning at 3pm.  Currently they are working on a plan to have the service live streamed or broadcast for those who are unable to attend.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office FOP Lodge #8, has set up a memorial fund at the ISU Credit Union in Idaho Falls under the name “Bonneville County FOP, Wyatt Maser Memorial Account.”  Out of state or area agencies wishing to make a donation to the Maser family in lieu of attending funeral services can contact the ISU Credit Union by phone to make arrangements – 208-235-7100.

     Honor Guard Teams:  Please contact - Idaho Falls PD Sgt. Mike Cosens at 208-201-5454;  email mcosens@idahofallsidaho.gov or Lt. Jon Johnson at 208-604-0499; email JCjohnson@idahofallsidaho.gov.

     Those needing hotel accommodations:  
- The Best Western Driftwood Inn at 575 River Parkway in Idaho Falls – 208-523-2242 - is offering $65 per night stay, single or double occupancy, just mention your stay is tied to the funeral and/or talk to General Manager Andrew Warren.  
- The Shilo Inn  - 780 Lindsay Blvd in Idaho Falls – 208-523-0088
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Idaho Falls – 1160 Whitewater Dr.  208-529-0400
- Hilton Garden Inn Idaho Falls – 700 Lindsay Blvd – 208-522-9500
- Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Idaho Falls – 665 River Walk Dr.  – 208-552-7000
- Le Ritz Hotel and Suites – 720 Lindsay Blvd – 208-528-0880
- Tru by Hilton Idaho Falls – 680 Lindsay Blvd – 208-522-8500
- Residence Inn by Marriott Idaho Falls – 635 W. Broadway – 208-542-0000
- Hampton Inn Idaho Falls/Airport – 645 Lindsay Blvd – 208-523-1400
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Idaho Falls – 208-552-7378

Any other questions feel free to contact Sgt. Bryan Lovell 208-317-8430 or blovell@co.bonneville.id.us


BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) -UPDATE 5/19/20 1:45 p.m. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deputy killed Monday.

Deputy Wyatt Maser was on patrol in the early morning hours when he responded to assist another deputy on the Bone Road.

While attempting to take a female adult wielding a machete into custody, Sgt. Randy Flegel who was responding to the area to assist came upon the three in the roadway and struck Maser with his vehicle.

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.

"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 sheriff's office said in a press release. "Maser was known as a hard working member of our team and family, and our hearts are filled with sadness at his loss."

The Sheriff's office tells us Maser leaves behind a wife and 7-month old daughter.

Full details on funeral arrangements are pending at this time; however, it is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 22 in the Idaho Falls area.

A memorial fund had 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 208-235-7100.

Maser started with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2019.


ORIGINAL: The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy succumbed to his injuries at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after an incident in the area of Bone Road and 9th S. Monday morning.

At about 5:18 a.m., deputies responded to the area to a report of a rollover vehicle crash. 

A deputy arrived and came in contact with a female adult involved in the crash who was walking away from the scene in the roadway holding a machete.

The deputy followed on foot and attempted to interact, but she would not put down the machete and continued down the road on foot. 

A second deputy arrived to assist, and both continued to give commands to the woman while she held the machete.  

A third deputy arriving to the area came upon the three of them in the dark, and struck one of the deputies with his vehicle causing severe injuries. 

More deputies arrived and began life-saving efforts, which were continued by Idaho Falls Fire and Air Idaho Rescue as they arrived.

The deputy was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. 

The female involved was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for medical treatment and a mental health evaluation.

At the request of Bonneville County Sheriff Paul Wilde, the Idaho State Police were called to investigate this incident and no further information is available at this time.

"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. We very much appreciate the support of our community and the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies surrounding us that are assisting and have reached out for support," a press release from the sheriff's office said.

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