Incident at the Law and Justice Center Update

Update: Friday 1/15/21 at 10:20 P.M.

The unusual package was not a bomb and the vehicle has been cleared.  Interim Sheriff Dan Springer stated that the vehicle is being removed from the steps of the Law and Justice Center and the building is returning to normal business operations.

For immediate release: January 15, 2021

Today at approximately 3:45 PM, a male subject known to law enforcement drove his vehicle to the front steps of the Law and Justice Center in Bozeman and died by suicide with a firearm.

The incident was witnessed by civilian employees at the Law and Justice Center. The backseat of the vehicle contained an unusual package. Out of an abundance of caution, the bomb squad from Lewis and Clark County was contacted and will be on scene this evening to clear the vehicle.

The Law and Justice Center remains closed until further notice. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.

The name of the individual will not be released until the family is notified.

– Interim Sheriff Dan Springer

1/15/2021 Gallatin City-County Board of Health Special Meeting on Jan. 20

For immediate release: January 15, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Board of Health will meet Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 AM to consider extending local emergency health rules intended to slow transmission of COVID-19. 

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

1/13/2021 COVID-19 Deaths in Gallatin County

For immediate release: January 13, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that two more Gallatin County residents have passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

Gallatin County Commission Appoints Interim Sheriff

For immediate release: January 11, 2021

The Gallatin County Commission has appointed Dan Springer to serve as the interim sheriff while commissioners work to appoint a permanent replacement for former Sheriff Brian Gootkin, who retired at the end of 2020.

Springer has served as Gallatin County Undersheriff since 2012. He has been with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office since 1996. During that time he has served as a patrol deputy, K9 officer, school resource officer, sergeant of the patrol and detective divisions, member and commander of the Special Response Team, commander of the Detention Center and the Missouri River Drug Task Force, and chief deputy coroner.

The Gallatin County Commission is now taking applications for candidates who want to be considered to be appointed to serve as sheriff through the remainder of Gootkin’s term, which expires at the end of 2022.

Commissioners will accept applications through the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 5. They will hold public interviews of finalists the week of Feb. 15, then aim to make their appointment at their regularly scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Interested candidates must be statutorily qualified for appointment.

Candidates must provide a resume, cover letter and references. Applications can be emailed to commission@gallatin.mt.gov, or mailed or dropped off in person to the Gallatin County Commission Office, 311 W. Main St., Room 306, Bozeman, MT 59715.

Photo credit: Gallatin County

Child Found, No Parents

Bozeman PD asking for public’s assistance. Approx 3 year old girl found walking near Savannah and Blackbird, wearing only a diaper, unknown residence. Police are searching the area for guardian, possibly grandmother. Girl has red hair, was found at about 9:30 AM. If anyone has information, please call dispatch: 582-2100 Ext. 2.

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1/6/2021 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: January 6, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce one more Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

U.S. 191 Reopened

For immediate release: January 6, 2021

U.S. Highway 191 has reopened, but traffic is moving very slowly. Continue to expect delays.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

U.S. Highway 191 in Big Sky is currently closed just south of the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail (MT Highway 64) due to a propane explosion in the area. You can access Lone Mountain Trail from the Bozeman side, but NOT the West Yellowstone side. Expect major delays. We will update you as soon as more information is available.

U.S. Highway 191 Closure

For immediate release:

U.S. Highway 191 in Big Sky is currently closed just south of the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail (MT Highway 64) due to a propane explosion in the area. You can access Lone Mountain Trail from the Bozeman side, but NOT the West Yellowstone side. Expect major delays. We will update you as soon as more information is available.