(Riverton, Wyo.) – Today is National Peace Officer Memorial Day and we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives while trying to help others in their time of need. All Fremont County Deputy Sheriff’s are wearing a black band over their badge during this 24 hour period, which symbolizes the mourning of all Fallen Officer’s killed in the line of duty across this country.
“The Peace Officers of Fremont County are dedicated to public safety. They are often the first responders to an array of emergencies in our county, and of course are tasked in dealing with violent people that have chosen to harm or seriously injure innocent people. Due to the circumstances of any incident, or by the deliberate act of a person, Peace Officer’s risk being killed while performing their public safety duties on a daily basis. We ask that all Fremont County Citizens take notice of those now serving, and those who have lost their lives in the line of duty all across the State of Wyoming,” a news release from the FCSO said.
On April 30, 1995 Fremont County Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant Steve Crerar was killed in the line of duty while transporting a juvenile prisoner to the Wyoming Boy’s School in Worland. The prisoner was able to remove his restraints and attack Lt. Crerar. During the struggle, the prisoner obtained and then killed Lt. Crerar with his service revolver. “Fremont County lost a great man that day; Lt. Crerar was a dedicated Peace Officer; we will never forget Steve’s diligence to his duty and we pay tribute to him as well as his family on this day of remembrance.”
–Fremont County Sheriff’s Department