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This week in public safety and emergency news ...

Two high-profile accidents — a hot air balloon accident and the tragic on-the-job death of a Wyoming Department of Transportation employee — have each triggered their own lawsuits. 

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Chief Brady Hansen, meanwhile, looks at how to pay for increasing calls for service as the global pandemic keeps purse strings tight.

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Teton County balloon company sued for August crash that injured 12

A Teton County hot air balloon company is being sued by a passenger in an August accident that injured 12 passengers and sent 11 to the hospital. Read more

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Body of missing 26-year-old Texas man found in Teton Park

Search teams found the body of missing 26-year-old Jared Hembree in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday, according to a National Park Service news release. Read more

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Scammer impersonating Jackson police

A scammer is calling Jacksonites from the same number as the Jackson Police Department, (307) 733-1430, trying to defraud townsfolk. Read more

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McCollum memorial set for Saturday

A memorial service and celebration of life for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 26, will take place Saturday afternoon and evening at the Gill family’s Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch. Read more

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FBI: Remains found in Florida search for Brian Laundrie

A month after searchers found homicide victim Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito’s body next to Spread Creek in Jackson Hole, human remains were found on Wednesday morning near Myakkahatchee Creek in Florida where law enforcement agencies have been looking for her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. Read more

Police Blotter, Oct. 20

Jackson police responded to a bar Oct. 16 around 9:30 p.m. shortly after bouncers ejected two people from the establishment. On the call, one of the bouncers told law enforcement that a firearm was discharged from a vehicle that the bouncer saw the couple entering, according to Jackson police Lt. Russ Ruschill. It’s illegal to fire a weapon in city limits, and police are looking for the couple. Read more

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