(Riverton) – In honor of Lieutenant Steve Crerar of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, our agency is reminding our employees and the citizens of Fremont County that Lt. Crerar was fatally shot 17 years ago on April 30, 1995 by a male juvenile prisoner while in the line of duty, Captain Ryan Lee said in a press release Wednesday.
Lt. Crerar was transporting a 17 year old juvenile prisoner to the Wyoming Boys School in Worland on April 30, 1995. As Lt. Career entered school property, the prisoner attacked Lt. Crerar and was able to take his service revolver from him. In the ensuing struggle the prisoner shot and killed Lt. Crerar. The prisoner was later captured the same day without incident.
Lt. Crerar was a dedicated Deputy Sheriff, serving the citizens of Fremont County from 1979 to the very day of his death in 1995, he is greatly missed.
–Fremont County Sheriff’s Department