Author Archives: Jason Jarrett

Sheriff Gootkin Injured in Motorcycle Collision with Deer

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sheriff Brian Gootkin  is recovering at Benefis hospital in Great Falls after a motorcycle accident on Saturday, August 5. Sheriff Gootkin struck a deer outside of White Sulphur Springs. He was taken by medical helicopter to the … Continue reading

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Mountain Goats Cause Rescue on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Sunday morning about 8:00, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team responded to the Bridger Ridge Trail for a backcountry rescue. A family of three from Spokane, WA was hiking from Fairy Lake to the … Continue reading

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Fall from Ross Peak Sends Search and Rescue into Action

(Gallatin County, Mont.) A fall on Ross Peak North of Bozeman sent Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers and Deputies into action Tuesday afternoon about 3:00 P.M.   Rescuers were dispatched to the area for a report of a male who … Continue reading

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From Bridger to space to 911

(Gallatin County, Mont.)On Saturday, July 8, 2017, at approximately 10:45 AM, the Gallatin County 911 Center received a call from International Emergency Response, a spot beacon service, regarding an injured female who was horseback. The caller from emergency response provided … Continue reading

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SAR Volunteers Always Working

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Monday was a typical start of summer day.  Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Volunteers from all over Gallatin County going about their business, working or getting ready for a family day on the 4th.   At 6:03 P.M.  pagers … Continue reading

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Horse Rider Injured in Spanish Creek

(Gallatin County, Mont)   Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Deputies with Gallatin County Search and Rescue volunteers including; Sheriff’s Posse, Big Sky SAR, and SAR Hams, Helicopter Rescue and Alpine Team with the help of Gallatin Gateway Fire Dept, US Forest Service Law … Continue reading

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Hebgen Lake Victim Identified

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  The subject of the search last Thursday at Hebgen Lake is identified as Jeffrey Barr age 67 of Burbank, CA.  He was located in the lake Friday morning by Sheriff’s Search and Rescuers.  The cause of death … Continue reading

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Canceled – Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Assistance Locating Sex Assault Suspect

The suspect was taken into custody near Four Corners without incident.  The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the public for their assistance in locating him.   The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Four Corners Town Pump where a … Continue reading

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Missing Hiker Found

(West Yellowstone, Mont). On Tuesday June 6, 2017, Gallatin County Search and Rescue completed their two and a half day search for an overdue hiker in the Beaver Creek area northwest of West Yellowstone, Montana.  At 11:30 this morning a search team including … Continue reading

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Sad Sunday

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  Sunday, May 28th, at 6:00 pm, Gallatin County 911 received a report of a nine year old girl that slipped and fell into Arch Falls along Hyalite Creek and had not resurfaced. The call to dispatch was … Continue reading

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