A cop’s life is to protect and serve the people but when a cop goes bad, it is a sad day. An ex-Wyoming State Trooper had a plan to kidnap a truck driver and murder the driver for money.
The truck driver was driving a Wal-Mart truck when Trooper Franklin Ryle pulled him over on the highway last January. His intent was to stage an accident involving the truck and his patrol car to get money from Wal-Mart. In addition, he intended to murder the driver but Ryle released him unharmed.
It was obvious that Trooper Ryle had mental problems, was suicidal and was suffering from depression prior to this incident. He also told the court that he was planning to kill his wife but never followed through with it. At the sentencing Ryle apologized to the people of Wyoming and to the State Patrol for his actions.
The prosecution said that this was just a coldly premeditated plan to murder two people and defraud a company for the monetary benefit. The judge agreed with the prosecution and gave no sympathy to Ryle when he sentenced him to 15 years in prison.