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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

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On Saturday, March 11, the body of Gibson “Gib” Lee Mathers, age 61 of Powell was found on the North Fork in the Elk Fork Creek drainage. Mathers who had been missing since Tuesday, January 31st was discovered at approximately 11:00 a.m. by a local man who was in the area on horseback.

Deputies from the Park County Sheriff’s Office as well as officers from the Wyoming Game and Fish and Shoshone National Forest immediately responded to the scene. They were assisted by members of the sheriff’s Search and Rescue unit. Mather’s body was found along the drainage two and a quarter miles south of Highway 14-16-20 west in a small clearing 20 feet west of the creek.

Investigators found no evidence of foul play, no apparent injuries and no predation on the body. Mathers was eventually evacuated by Search and Rescue and released to the county coroner. The exact cause of death has been ruled due to hypothermia.

Sheriff Scott Steward commented on the countless hours spent by Search and Rescue, immediate family members, and the general public in an effort to find Mathers since his disappearance. “This is by far the most difficult search that our volunteers have ever had to conduct,” said Steward. “The terrain, winter conditions, and continual bad weather combined with the fact that we had no idea of Gib’s direction of travel made the search nearly impossible. However, throughout it all, our personnel continued to search almost every day in an effort to bring Gib home.” Steward concluded that he was very relieved to be able to bring a degree of closure for the family.



Non-Emergency Numbers
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414


Recently, a group of students from Ms. Shauna Anderson’s class at Sunset Elementary School visited members of the Park County Sheriff’s Office to learn about law enforcement and Search and Rescue. The students met with Lt. Joe Torczon and dispatch supervisor Monte McClain to examine a patrol vehicle and talk about the responsibilities of a deputy sheriff. Also on hand were members of the sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit including canine handler Kris Brock and her search dog Charlie, who was a big hit with the children.

  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
National Park's total area. 


The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.

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