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Sgt. Krinkee, a U.S. Army Veteran, served in law enforcement for six and a half years.

Police officer killed while serving trespass notice

SHERIDAN, WY— A Wyoming Sergeant was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday according to Sheridan, WY Police and Fire (SWP&F).

Sheridan, WY Police Department (SWP&F) Sergeant Nevada Krinkee was shot while attempting to provide a trespass warning to a suspect near 5th Street and Val Vista Street. He was transported to the local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The male subject fled the scene. The suspect was located in a residence a short time later where he had barricaded himself inside. A standoff was still active late Tuesday afternoon. In addition to law enforcement from SWP&F, members of the Gillette Police Department tactical unit and crisis negotiators were on site to assist as the stand-off ensued.

Sgt. Krinkee, a U.S. Army Veteran, served in law enforcement for six and a half years.

Sheridan Mayor Richard Bridger issued a statement on Krinkee’s death Tuesday night, writing that the city is “deeply saddened by the tragic loss.”

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Police Sergeant Nevada Krinkee, who was killed in the line of duty while selflessly serving our community. His loss serves as a solemn and heartbreaking reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers face every day,” Bridger wrote. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Krinkee’s family, loved ones, the Sheridan Police Department, and other first responders during this difficult time.”

He also asked that the community respect the privacy of Krinkee’s family and the first responders involved in the incident.

Gov. Mark Gordon and a pair of Sheridan state legislators said they were shocked and saddened at the Wyoming Capitol on Tuesday afternoon when they learned Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday.

Gordon and the legislators, in Cheyenne for the 2024 legislative session that began Monday, put out separate statements Tuesday afternoon reacting to the incident, expressing remorse and shock.

The governor and first lady Jennie Gordon expressed their deepest condolences to Krinkee’s family and the entire Sheridan law enforcement community.

“I join all of Wyoming in mourning the loss of Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, who was killed in the line of duty today,” Gordon said in the statement. “This senseless act is a solemn reminder of the selfless risks our law enforcement officers take each day when they put on the badge.”

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