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Deputy killed in Saturday accident


October 23, 2019

A Gallatin County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in the line of duty Saturday.

31-year-old Deputy Jake Allmendinger was killed in a tragic accident after responding to the report of a stranded motorist on Fairy Lake Road in the Bridger Mountain Range.

According to Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin, as Deputies Allmendinger and Ryan Jern were driving up to try and locate the motorist, their patrol vehicle began to slide backwards.

Gootkin said sometime during the slide Jake exited the driver's side of the vehicle and became trapped under the Chevy Tahoe. Ryan attempted immediate assistance...

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