Wyoming Legislature Honors Fallen Sergeant Nevada Krinkee

Feb 19, 2024 | Regional News

Cheyenne, WY (RELEASE) February 19th, 2024 — The Wyoming Legislature formally honored Sergeant Nevada Krinkee of the Sheridan Police Department today with a Joint Resolution signed by all members. Sgt. Krinkee, a more than six-year veteran of the Sheridan Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on February 13.

The resolution notes:

“WHEREAS, during his service in the U.S. Army, Nevada earned multiple awards and decorations, including an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Combat Infantryman Badge, and Jumpmaster Wings; and

“WHEREAS, Nevada joined the Sheridan Police Department in October 2017 at the age of twenty-six; and

“WHEREAS, Nevada made an immediate impact on the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan community through his work as a patrol officer, and was quickly promoted to the rank of Corporal, and then, Patrol Sergeant; and

“WHEREAS, Nevada’s leadership set an example for his colleagues at all levels of the Department; and

“WHEREAS Nevada was married to Karla, a Corporal with the Sheridan Police Department, and Nevada and Karla recently welcomed their first child, Bella; and

“WHEREAS, Nevada tragically lost his life on February 13, 2024, while serving the community he called his home; and

“WHEREAS, Nevada’s legacy to the Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan community is integrity, selflessness, and servant leadership.

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE UNDERSIGNED MEMBERS OF THE SIXTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WYOMING that, on behalf of the State of Wyoming, we hereby honor the life, service and legacy of Patrol Sergeant Nevada Paul Krinkee.”

“Sergeant Krinkee represented the best of law enforcement and the best of our community. A husband, young father, and dedicated officer, Sergeant Krinkee served Sheridan and Wyoming honorably. It is with heavy hearts and the utmost solemnity that we mourn his passing,” Senate Vice President Dave Kinskey, Senator Bo Biteman, Representative Cyrus Western, Representative Barry Crago, Representative Mark Jennings and Representative Ken Pendergraft said.

“His ultimate sacrifice reminds us of the selfless commitment men and women of law enforcement make every day to keep our communities safe. It will not be forgotten. Our prayers go out to Sergeant Krinkee’s wife, Corporal Karla Krinkee, and son, and their families during this dark hour.”

Legislators wore blue lapel pins in remembrance of Sgt. Krinkee and to honor Wyoming’s men and women of law enforce.

“The tragic loss of Sergeant Krinkee is felt across our entire state,” said Senate President Ogden Driskill. “We are grateful to our men and women who serve in law enforcement, who every day put their lives in harm’s way protect us and keep us safe. We are proud to honor Sergeant Krinkee and all those who serve. They have the full respect and support of the Wyoming Legislature.”

“We never expect this kind of senseless violence to strike in Wyoming,” said Speaker of the House Albert Sommers. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our law enforcement and first responders, who put our safety ahead of their own. Sergeant Krinkee embodied that bravery and dedication to the fullest. He served our state admirably. We are thinking of and praying for his family, and hope they are comforted knowing his sacrifice and service will long be remembered.”