Two Fremont County peace officers honored at Riverton event

    Members of the Wind River Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Fremont County Daughters of the American Revolution gathered at the Cowboy Café in Riverton for a dinner meeting to honor two outstanding peace officers. Chapter president, Karl Falken, presented the SAR’s Law Enforcement Award to Sgt Nathan Hindman of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Sgt Milan Vinich of the Riverton Airport Security. Susan Goff, Regent of the Fremont County DAR, presented the same peace officers with a comparable award, the Distinguished Citizen Award.

    The NSSAR Law Enforcement Award recognizes exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. Eligibility is not limited to peace officers but extends to the entire range of persons who make and enforce the law to include but not limited to peace officers, attorneys, judges, prosecutors and legislators who have performed an exceptional act or service beyond that normally expected. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal recognizes individuals, eighteen years of age and older, who fulfill the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal is awarded to emergency first responders; active duty military and veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and citizens who have contributed to the defense and security of the community, state, or nation in an exceptional manner.

    Sgt Hindman was recognized for thirteen years of solid service to Fremont County as a law enforcement officer. His supervisor, Lt Darwin Glasgow, praised him for being exceptionally adaptable as demonstrated by his vital support for the emergency management team that was formed in Dubois during the Lava Mountain Fire, and Sgt Hindman’s support of the city of Dubois in addition to his regular duties as a county deputy. Sgt Vinich was recognized for outstanding service as a law enforcement officer who served as a regular patrol officer and later interim Chief of Police for the City of Riverton before his current position as an Airport Police Officer. He also used innovative management practices to save the city over $400,000 in airport security costs during his twelve years there through the Reserve Airport Police program he started.

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