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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

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A Cody couple died on Friday, August 4, 2017 when their ATV side-by-side tumbled off of the Morrison Jeep Trail. Allen Heald Phillips, age 69 and his wife Annette, age 66 were ascending the trail at approximately 2:00 p.m. with a group of friends when the crash occurred.
Morison Jeep Trail (Forest Service Road 120) is located in the Clarks Fork Canyon southwest of Clark, approximately 4.5 miles from the end of Highway 292. It is a steep set of narrow switchbacks that ascends some 5,700 feet to the Beartooth Plateau.

The call came into the Park County 911 Communications Center at 2:47 p.m. reporting the crash. Initial reports were one confirmed fatality and one critically injured. A Park County deputy was immediately dispatched to the canyon as were members of the county’s Search and Rescue Unit, Clark Fire, Clark First Responders, an ambulance from Powell Valley Hospital and a helicopter from REACH Air Medical Services.
At 3:25 p.m., REACH Air Medical was able to land their helicopter in the canyon ½ mile from the crash scene. Their medical personnel were then able to hike up to the scene where they pronounced both victims deceased.

While no one actually witnessed the crash, statements from the Phillips’ companions and evidence at the scene indicated that the couple had attempted to negotiate a hairpin turn in the trail and took the switchback too wide. They then attempted to back up to get a better angle on the turn but in doing so, accidentally backed over the edge and tumbled down four levels of the trail before the ATV came to rest on its top in the middle of the trail below.

Both victims were eventually recovered by members of the Park County Search and Rescue Unit with assistance from Clark Fire. At 6:30 p.m., they were brought out of the canyon and turned over to representatives from the Park County Coroner’s Office. The Morrison Jeep Trail has been closed by the US Forest service until further notice.



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


The Park County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Cody Air Show on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Sheriff’s representatives were on hand to converse with attendees and display their Search and Rescue airplane as wells as a sheriff’s pickup truck. Free key chains and junior deputy badges were distributed and children were permitted to sit in the aircraft. A good time was had by all.

  • 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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