Captain Carl Clements officially retires after 36 years in law enforcement

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Wyoming Highway Patrol Dist. 4 Commander Capt. Carl Clements retires today after more than 33 years of service with WHP and 36 years total in law enforcement, April 8. Capt. Clements began his career as a summer compliance officer with the Forest Service while in college, then as a police officer for the city of Alliance, Neb. in 1980. After two years with the Alliance Police Department, he joined the Wyoming Highway Patrol in September of 1982. ​ Clements transferred to Sheridan in September of 1988. He was promoted to lieutenant of Division M in Douglas in September of 2002 and was able to return to Sheridan in August of 2005 when he was promoted to Captain of District 4. Captain Clements was involved in numerous high profile arrests and was also featured in the 1997 Readers Digest story Nightmare Ride Through Wyoming where he helped rescue an elderly South Dakota couple that had been car-jacked near Gillette. He was also know in the region as a basketball referee for 23 years. Captain Clements said "I would like to thank my family first and foremost. I have great respect for and want to thank everyone in this community whom I was able to serve and who helped me have a very rewarding career. I have enjoyed it all and want to continue to be involved in this community" Clements said. Captain Clements has been an academy instructor, range officer, firearms instructor, Special Services Squad member and Squad commander, patrol association representative and crash reconstructionist. He has been active in the community as a member of the Sheridan Sport Officials Association, Wyoming Highway Patrol Association, FBI National Academy Associates, Holy Name Catholic Church, RMEF and NRA. His future plans are to stay in Sheridan, attend some annual family functions that he missed over the years and then get back to work. ​ *H/t all photos: Wyoming Highway Patrol/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news