LPD refreshes its crime scene documentation techniques

Lander Officer Garrett Millington, center, marked a piece of evidence while School Resource Officer Jake Conilogue, left, waited to photograph it. On the right, instructor and Crime Tech Colin Ryder observed. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Lander Officer Garrett Millington, center, marked a piece of evidence while School Resource Officer Jake Conilogue, left, waited to photograph it. On the right, instructor and Crime Tech Colin Ryder observed. (Joshua Scheer photo)

By Joshua Scheer, reporter, county10.com

(Lander, Wyo.) – Following a training in Casper, Lander Police Crime Techs Solin Ryder and Sean Weathers have worked with their follow officers on crime scene evidence documentation.

Over the last couple weeks the officers have done class work as well practicing documenting a fake crime scene in the department’s garage.

“This is a patrol level class,” Ryder said in a brief interview during the training yesterday.

In the garage, separate teams of officers observed a crime scene, walked through it, identified potential evidence, worked through documentation of the overall scene and took detailed and scaled photos of each piece of evidence.

The crime scene in question yesterday was a man who was apparently run over by a vehicle while shooting at it.

The crime scene. (Joshua Scheer photo)

The crime scene. (Joshua Scheer photo)

From left, Ryder, Sgt. Shawn McRae, Crime Tech Sean Weathers, Sgt. John Cunningham, Officer Jeff Leafgreen and Officer David Hyde discussed various crime scene documentation techniques and tools. (Joshua Scheer photo)

From left, Ryder, Sgt. Shawn McRae, Crime Tech Sean Weathers, Sgt. John Cunningham, Officer Jeff Leafgreen and Officer David Hyde discussed various crime scene documentation techniques and tools. (Joshua Scheer photo)