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Gillette City Council to honor local responders for efforts in Sheridan standoff

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Gillette City Council intends to honor several members of the local police department and one from the local fire department in an upcoming meeting for their efforts during a multi-agency operation in Sheridan. 

According to information provided by City Public Affairs Director Jennifer Toscana, 21 officers and a Campbell County firefighter will be publicly recognized before the council for their dedication and expertise in assisting the City of Sheridan following the shooting of one of its department’s police officers. 

The officer, Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, was shot and killed while attempting to serve a trespassing notice to a suspect who proceeded to engage in a multi-day standoff with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies on Feb. 13. The standoff ended the following day after the suspect was fatally shot while attempting to flee, law enforcement authorities say. 

Among the officers to be recognized are:

  • Police Chief Chuck Deaton
  • Captain Kelly Alger
  • Sgt. Derek Weinhardt
  • Sgt. Jay Johnson
  • Sgt. Dean Welch
  • Sgt. Jeremiah Wagner
  • Sgt. Steven Dillard
  • Cpl. Ryan Mahylis
  • Cpl. Julianne Witham
  • Cpl. Christine Winterholler
  • Officer Kris Hunter
  • Officer Connor Courtney
  • Officer Patrick Totzke
  • Officer Vavi Domingo
  • Officer Zack Parker
  • Officer Brendan Trujillo
  • Officer Tanner Clemens
  • Officer Brett Nasset
  • Officer Michael Brastrup
  • Officer Chance Quarterman
  • Officer Cody Geeting
  • Wace Waller (Tactical Med, Campbell County Fire Department)