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Wyoming producers thank law enforcement

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

On Dec. 7, producers from across the state of Wyoming recognized the efforts of local law enforcement during an awards luncheon at the Wyoming Natural Resource Rendezvous Convention and Trade Show in Casper. 

“Every year for the past three years, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) has joined the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) in recognizing law enforcement officers who have gone above and beyond for producers in the state when it comes to working on livestock events,” said WLSB Director Steve True. 

True explained WLSB has several Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with sheriff’s offices across seven counties including Big Horn, Weston, Lincoln, Hot Springs, Natrona, Sheridan and Fremont. These MOUs help provide training to county sheriffs regarding livestock law and animal cruelty issues and provide criminal investigations, livestock stops, enforcement of WLSB Rules and Regulations and emergency management services to producers in Wyoming. 

At the event, True specifically honored Trooper Clifford Schrock of Carbon County and Corporal Dan Hilsabeck of Sheridan County. 

“Trooper Schrock recognizes the importance of agriculture to Wyoming’s economy and understands why balancing the many other duties makes makes livestock carrier contacts a priority,” explained True. “He requested WLSB provide training to his Elk Mountain Troop in order to increase their efficiency at conducting livestock stops and familiarity with the requirements of livestock carriers. His contributions are a force multiplier for our agency and sheriffs across the state.”

“Sheridan County is our most active MOU county. They have been up and down every dirt road in Sheridan County, visiting with producers and making stops,” he continued. “Sometimes they are only stopping to find out who people are and listen to what they have to say, which is the whole goal of this program. Corporal Hilsabeck has been extremely helpful and deserves our recognition.” 

WSGA President David Kane concluded the ceremony by thanking officers on behalf of producers across the state of Wyoming.

“I want you to know you are noticed, and we appreciate the effort,” he said. 

Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to

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