Author Archives: Tracey Schumacher

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office MSPOA Announcement

The Montana Sheriff’s and Peace Officers (MSPOA) is sending letters to residences informing them of the Honorary Membership with the MSPOA. If you should receive a letter, this is a legitimate offer of membership and the support of our citizens … Continue reading

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Phone Scams

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from citizens regarding a phone scam that is circulating the area. The scammer states they are a Deputy with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and informs the person that … Continue reading

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Verizon Wireless Scam

March 20, 2019 Bozeman, MT The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls of a scam involving individuals posing as the Verizon Wireless Collections Department. When the scammer has the victim on the line, they will state they need … Continue reading

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GCSO Public Safety Academy

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Public Safety Academy affords Gallatin County citizens an opportunity to experience law enforcement from the inside.  For ten weeks, one night a week, you can learn from the best in law enforcement, crisis intervention, … Continue reading

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Two Top Trail Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  On Saturday March 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm, the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash on the Two Top Trail approximately 2 miles west of the Town of West … Continue reading

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Back Country Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  On Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 10:38 pm., the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting two missing snowmobilers. Three males were snowmobiling in an extreme backcountry area and became separated.  One rider … Continue reading

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Avalanche Victim Identified

On February 26, 2019, Gallatin County Dispatch Center received a call of an avalanche in the Truman Gulch canyon. Gallatin County Search and Rescue, Bridger Ski Patrol, Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, and Central Helicopters responded to the scene. Two … Continue reading

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Big Sky Death Update

On February 25, 2019, at 1408 hours, Big Sky Fire and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unresponsive, cold to the touch, 32 year old female at a residence on Aspen Leaf Drive. Whitney Versteeg was … Continue reading

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Big Sky Death

  On February 25, 2019, Big Sky Fire and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unresponsive, cold to the touch, 32 year old female.   Whitney Versteeg was deceased and a subsequent investigation indicated the death … Continue reading

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Back Country Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  On Thursday January 10, 2019 at 5:38 p.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting one lost and stuck snowmobiler. Three males were snowmobiling in an extreme backcountry area and became separated.  … Continue reading

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