By David Hyde, Lander Police Officer
(Lander, Wyo.) – No too long ago I was discussing the merits of being the focus of a County 10 article with one of our guys, Officer Troy Trehearne, who came to us from the Fremont County Detention Center. Perhaps I should clarify that statement, he worked at the Detention Center; he wasn’t a guest.
Anyway, being the one of the newer Officers on the squad he does get his share of grief, it’s only natural, you know…the whole rookie thing going on. In his defense, Troy dishes about as well as he takes, but when I mentioned writing about him for County 10 he made a disparaging remark. So…challenge accepted.
I don’t know how many of you know this but Troy has earned, and rightfully so, the nickname “Trashcan Trehearne.” Trashcan, you say? How in the world does one get nicknamed Trashcan?
If you recall in the not too distant past there were photographs going around, oh I don’t know, possibly Facebook, maybe even County 10, of a Lander Police Department patrol car perched atop (ya’ gotta love that phrase…perched atop…and it fits here so well) a cement trashcan in front of a local store “conveniently” (that’s a clue folks) located right on Main Street.
I wasn’t there to actually see it happen but highly reliable sources tell me Troy was attempting to leave out of the “conveniently” located parking lot in quite a hurry and didn’t cut the wheels sharp enough and ran right over the top of the fixture, effectively high centering (perched it atop!) the vehicle. I am also told by reliable sources Ol’ Troy immediately tried to back off the trashcan, complete with the squealing of tires and fits of anxiety (would like to have seen that), with little success.
Now I have been extremely fortunate up to this time, having never driven over a cement trashcan, in broad daylight, on Main Street, and then tried (unsuccessfully) to back off said cement trashcan, and then having to call the on-duty Sergeant (if it had only been anyone other than, as we know him, “Inspector Gadget”) …well…you get the drift.
If you need a visual to help you along in this story, just drive down the 100 block of Main Street and look toward our newest “conveniently” located store; right there and still on its side you can see the cement trash can where it all went down. I don’t know if the skid marks are still there as a visual reminder but I’m pretty sure Trashcan remembers it well without any visual aids.
I guess the moral of the story is … don’t poke the County 10 writer!!!