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SPD Officer shot and killed in the line of duty 

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Sheridan Police Chief Travis Koltiska reports with great sadness that Sergeant Nevada Krinkee, a six and a half year veteran of the department, was shot and killed while attempting to serve a trespass warning on a male subject near the intersection of 5th Street and Val Vista Street. Sgt. Krinkee was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

According to the Sheridan Police, the male subject fled the scene and was located a short time later in the area of 6th and N. Sheridan Avenue. Members of the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol established a perimeter and determined the subject was barricaded inside a residence. 

Other residents in the vicinity were evacuated from the area. Members of the Gillette Police Department tactical unit and Crisis Negotiators responded to assist and a stand-off ensued. The scene is still active at this time.

SPD reports the investigation is being turned over to The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. 

The Sheridan Police Chief reports the entire department is shocked and saddened by this senseless act and appreciates all the thoughts and prayers from our community asking to please respect the privacy of Sheridan Police Sergeant Nevada Krinkee’s family through this trying time.

More information will be provided as the situation evolves.