Today at 08:23 am the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office lost a family member in a tragic climbing accident. John “Amos” Ridenour was rock climbing in the Hyalite area when he fell to his death. Amos has been a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office since 2005. We are greatly saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and two children.
Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be available at 2:00 pm this afternoon at the Gallatin County Detention Center to answer further questions regarding his death.
Undersheriff Dan Springer
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
615 S. 16th Ave.
Bozeman, MT. 59715