Sheriff’s monthly Commission Report indicates FCSO Search, Rescue utilized late Monday night

    (Lander, WY) – Sheriff Ryan Lee of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) gave the monthly Commision Report at the October 12th Fremont County Commissioners’ meeting.

    Sheriff Lee stated in the report that Search and Rescue resources were utilized late Monday night to locate a 17-year-old who was out hunting by himself in the Lander area.

    The juvenile subject was located safe by a deputy around 12:20 AM, according to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) news release.


    So far there have been 14 search and rescue missions for this fiscal year, compared to 19 this time last year. Of these missions, air resources were utilized five times, and there have been three fatalities.

    Sheriff Lee also commented that FCSO Search and Rescue has recently received a couple donations, one pending from the Adam Stewart Foundation for $5,000 and a $1,000 donation from Sam Lightner.

    According to Lee, the Sheriff’s Office will now be looking into a special revolving account for future donations.

    In total, the Sheriff’s Office has responded to 6,000 calls for service this year.


    There were a total of 155 bookings for the month of September, down 11 from last month.

    Of these bookings, 62 were for RPD, 46 for FCSO, 34 for LPD, and 22 for WHP.

    The current inmate population sits at 188 in house, and 195 total in custody. This includes two juvenile occupants, one in home confinement, one in the State Hospital, and four “out-of-county adults.”


    In terms of sentencing demographics, of the 188 in house inmates, 61 have been sentenced, and 106 are pre-adjudicated, with 55% awaiting disposition in District Court, 29% in Riverton Circuit Court, 12% in Lander Circuit Court, 2% in Lander Municipal Court, and 1% in Riverton Municipal Court.

    There were a total of 2,039 Emergency Dispatch Center calls for the month of September, with 1,300 emergency 911 calls answered.

    The report also states that there are currently 19 males quarantined for COVID-19 exposure.


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