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The Lander Police Department captured felony fugitive Joshua Eaker after tracking him to a local hotel and struggling to subdue the knife-wielding violent criminal. A violent predator is back in custody thanks to the Lander Police Department. Chief of Police Scott Peters shared details of the dramatic arrest in an August 25 press release. On…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is one of the few law enforcement agencies with a K-9 trained to find fentanyl – another tool to stop the spread of the lethal drug. Last week, the Wyoming Highway Patrol trained their first Narcotic Detection K-9 to detect the odor of Fentanyl. Fentanyl has been widely reported in the…

The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating the newest member of its team: a dog trained to help deputies detect and locate illegal drugs moving through the Bighorn Basin. This week, the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office announced the new addition to the force is Riggs, a German Shepard. The dog and its trainer,…

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day while also establishing National Police Week. More than 800,000 full-time law enforcement officers serve in communities across the U.S. and this includes the dedicated men and women of the Cody Police Department who play an…

Wyoming’s youth are being targeted, blackmailed, and sexually exploited on their social media apps, and state law enforcement and the FBI urge kids to be safe. The F.B.I. alerted the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (D.C.I.) of a new and disturbing extortion scheme “trending” on social media. Last week, the Laramie Police Department shared those…

Park County Sheriff Scott Steward will end his 30+ years with the Sheriff’s Office after four terms – but he isn’t quite ready to stop serving the county. On Wednesday, April 13, Park County Sheriff Scott Steward announced that he would not seek election to a fifth term as Park County Sheriff in the 2022…

With COVID-19 cases down, the Cody Police Department brought back one of its most relaxed and important community outreach events: Coffee with a Cop. Once again, local cops spent a morning chatting with Cody residents in a relaxed setting. The occasion marks the return of one of Cody’s most important ways to sit down and…

Two men are in custody after multiple Washakie County law enforcement agencies responded to a “critical incident” in Bighorn National Forest on Tuesday night. At 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Worland Police Department announced the closure of the entirety of Highway 16 between Ten Sleep and Buffalo. The…

Cody residents can show their support for local law enforcement officers with a poignant gesture: shining a blue light at their homes. The Cody Police Department and Park County Sheriff’s Office are participating in Project Blue Light. A nationwide effort, Project Blue Light recognizes law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty…

The Cody Police Department is once again asking for public assistance in identifying two at-large vehicle burglars, “caught in the act” on the north side of town. Another wave of vehicle burglary has been reported in Cody and the Cody Police Department is searching for the culprits. This time, the targeted area was the 3000…


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