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The investigation into the shooting involving a Park County Sheriff’s Deputy in August 2022 will be reviewed outside Park County, as details of the fatal encounter are revealed for the first time. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Park County Sheriff’s Office released an update on the status of an investigation into a fatal shooting from…

Jeff Martin, Director of the Department of Homeland Security for Park County, spoke about what the department does for Park County, how the community can help, and what is coming up for the department in the future.  Jeff also gave us an update on the ice that is affecting a bridge on the South Fork.

Sheriff Scott A Steward Retires Sheriff Scott A. Steward’s fourth and final term came to an end on January 2nd, 2023.  After 17 years as Sheriff, he intends to meet new challenges head on as a Park County Commissioner. Sheriff Steward grew up in Park County, graduating from Cody High School in 1985.  He then…

All eleven establishments selling alcohol in Powell passed a compliance check by the Powell Police Department, ensuring underage buyers don’t get the goods.

One of the “rookies” at the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s – the K9 Riggs – will have more protection on the job, thanks to a donation from a K-9 advocacy group and a Kentucky woman. The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office K9 Riggs will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable…

The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate juvenile runaway 15-year-old Katherine Wagler. She was last seen in Casper on Saturday, Oct. 1. Wagler is 5’05” and 105 lbs. It is believed she recently changed her appearance, dying her hair black and cutting it to shoulder length. Wagler was last seen wearing a…

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…


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