Our View: Town needs a resident deputy
August 22, 2018
We’re convinced the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office should find a way to post a resident deputy in Wamsutter.
During a recent meeting to discuss potential impact funding to be distributed in Sweetwater County, representatives of the town voiced concerns about law enforcement in their community, especially when they expect additional workers to live in Wamsutter during much of Rocky Mountain Power’s Gateway West transmission line project.
The cost Wamsutter’s representatives expect to pay for its officer is $200,000, an amount that includes the officer’s wages, benefits and nec...