Law enforcement awarded
Casper – During the Law Enforcement Recognition at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association’s Winter Roundup Convention and Trade Show on Dec. 16, two law enforcement agents were recognized by the Wyoming Livestock Board for their exceptional work in the industry.
Wyoming Livestock Board Director Steve True presented the awards.
Albany County Detective Sergeant William Meyer received one of the law enforcement awards and was accompanied by Albany County Sherriff Aaron Appelhans.
“Sergeant Meyer made considerable contributions to Albany County’s goal of protecting the Wyoming livestock industry. He collaborated with Livestock Investigator Chris Strang on the investigation involving the theft of cattle and equipment from a producer in Albany County,” said True. “Through their investigation, they were able to recover majority of the calving equipment, and Meyer’s investigation ultimately resulted in the arrest of the suspect, which had fled the scene and was in hiding. The suspect was charged with 31 counts of felony fraud, theft and cattle rustling.”
Converse County Deputy Thomas Jones was recognized for his work and focus in livestock compliance enforcement.
“Jones has made a great effort to focus on livestock compliance,” shared True. “Jones has not been deterred in his efforts in spite of some interesting interactions with defenders during and after some of these contacts.”
In addition, Converse County Sherriff Clint Becker was recognized for his focus and commitment to livestock issues and making livestock care stops to ensure livestock owners are within their realm of legality. The biggest stack of livestock care reports comes from Converse County, concluded True.