Author Archives: Deborah McAtee

Emergency Beacon False Alarm

(Gallatin County, Mont) On December 4, 2019 at 10:52 a.m., Gallatin County Dispatch received a notification that an emergency beacon had been activated in the Hyalite area. GPS coordinates showed the beacon to be in the area of a popular … Continue reading

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Overdue Hunter Found

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On November 30, 2019 at 3:45 pm, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for an overdue hunter. The hunter, a 47-year-old local man, had planned on meeting up with another hunter but didn’t show up. Attempts to … Continue reading

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West Yellowstone Ski Camp Accidents

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  At 3:15 pm yesterday, the Fremont County (ID) Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a 911 call for 67-year-old man from Montana who had fallen while crosscountry skiing.  Fremont County passed the information on to Gallatin County due to … Continue reading

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Storm Castle Search Successful

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Not all Search and Rescue calls involve remote mountain peaks; in many areas of Gallatin County, backcountry starts when you leave the highway. At 5 pm Friday, Dispatch received a report that a 47-year-old Bozeman man and … Continue reading

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Evening Update on Allmendinger Line of Duty Death

(Gallatin County, Mont) Oct. 23 evening update on the line of duty death of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Allmendinger: As of tonight, there are 226 law enforcement and first responder vehicles carrying 462 people from 75 agencies coming to … Continue reading

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Evening Update on Allmendinger Line of Duty Death

(Gallatin County, Mont) Oct. 22 evening update on the line of duty death of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Allmendinger: Planning Operations Planning continues for the funeral. Forty members of GCSO, Gallatin County Emergency Management, Gallatin County 911, Montana Highway … Continue reading

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Evening Update on Allmendinger Line of Duty Death

(Gallatin County, Mont) October 21 evening update on the line of duty death of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Allmendinger: Funeral Ceremony The funeral ceremony will be at the Commons Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 am. There will be a … Continue reading

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Deputy Allmendinger Funeral Update

(Gallatin County, Mont) Planning for Deputy Jake Allmendinger’s funeral has started and will continue through the week. Today the focus was on his family and making sure they get the support they need. As difficult as this is for the … Continue reading

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Drug Take Back Day Oct 26

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs by family … Continue reading

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Missing Woman Found

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Tuesday, September 3, at 7:46 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and the Gallatin Gateway Fire Department responded to a backcountry search. A 64-year-old dementia patient had wandered away from a fishing lodge in a … Continue reading

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