Sept 7th - Call out 

Sept - 7th -  1625 ACSSAR  received a call out due to a Personal Locator Beacon being activated in the Centennial Ridge area. Eleven members had responded and were in route when a Stand Down was issued at 1725. The couple who activated the PLB were located and accounted for. Thanks to those able to responded.


Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, September 07, 2014 9:25:00 PM Categories: Call News

Lewis Lake / Medicine Bow Peak 

Aug 30, 2014 call out
August 30, 2153 hours ACSSAR received a call out for assistance from the Medicine Bow Peak / Lewis Lake area for two men needing assistance while on a hike. Both were cold, wet and exhausted due to weather. ACSSAR along with deputies from the sheiffs office mobilized for a multiple carry-out rescue operation that completed around 0800 this morning. Thank you to those members responding!
Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:11:00 PM Categories: Call News

Busy Week for ACSSAR 

Its been a vary busy week for ACSSAR, with four calls for assistance.

7/14 - Overdue hikers on the Medicine Bow Peak Trail - Stood down as hikers made it back to trail head.

7/18 - Overdue hiker in the Lake Marie Area - Request for ground and ATV teams

7/20 - Injured skier near Sugerloaf recreation area

7/21 - Injured Hiker near South Gap Lake. - Stood Down as hiker made it to trail head.

Posted by Dan Hutchison Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:41:00 AM Categories: Call News

Missing Hiker 

On Saturday May 24th at 10:50 am, ACSSAR was requested to mobilize for a search in the Laramie Peak area. The missing subject had been separated from his camping partner the previous evening while hiking. Not much else was known, but the subject was located before responding members were able to depart for the search location.

Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, May 25, 2014 9:32:00 PM Categories: Call

Injured Rock Climber 

At approx. 6:00 pm Saturday May 3rd, ACSSAR received a call-out for an injured climber at Vedauwoo. A team of nearly 15 were in route and on scene when the subject walked out with assistance from friends. Thank you to those responding!

Stand Down Call ~ 7:00pm

Posted by Dan Hutchison Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:22:00 PM Categories: Call

March 23 - Over Due Snowmobilers 

Around 8am this morning ACSSAR (with the help of the Snowy Range Snowmobile Club) Received a call-out for an overdue snowmobiler in the Snowy Range in the area of N French Creek. While mobilizing search teams the missing subject was located. Thanks to all those that volunteered to give up there Sunday!

Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:05:00 PM Categories: Call News

Sleuth Housnds LLC All-Breed Trailing Seminar 

June 27th - 29th 2014



June 27, 28 & 29, 2014

Laramie, Wyoming

Sleuth Hounds Mantrailing Instructors:

Marshall Thielen and Colin Thielen

Please join us for a trailing seminar with Master Trainers Marshall Thielen and Colin Thielen in and around Laramie, Wyoming.  The seminar will include both wilderness and urban sessions. Note: This seminar is limited to 6 students per instructor. It is expected to fill fairly quickly. However, if there is sufficient interest, Sleuth Hounds will bring in another instructor.

Marshall Thielen is a partner in the organization. He is a Master Police Officer with a major Police Department in the Washington, D.C. region. He has been a Police Officer since 1993, and has handled both Patrol Dogs and Mantrailing Bloodhounds since 1999. Marshall has lead over 1,700 hours of formal training of canines across the United States and Europe. He is a certified law enforcement instructor for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has also been certified as an expert witness in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia numerous times on sexual assault and homicide cases. He has been featured in numerous news reports across the United States for his work with canines and training canine teams.

Colin Thielen is also a partner in the organization. She served as Chief of a very successful and highly respected search and rescue team. She also served as a SUSAR dog handler. Colin has many years of experience in training dogs of many disciplines. She had been utilized on many high profile criminal cases, disaster responses, and missing person incidents. Her areas of expertise are Human Remains Detection (Cadaver), Mantrailing, Air Scent, Gun Dog Training, and Obedience. Her record of success in the field is impressive and she is highly respected by her peers. Colin has taught Search and Rescue as well as Law Enforcement in various disciplines of canine training throughout the nation.

Mail a copy of the registration form with a check or money order payable to Albany County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, your K-9’s current shot records (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordatella vaccinations), and a signed ACSSAR Acceptance of Risk form to:

Cathi Carr-Lundfelt 
Training Officer
Albany County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue
954 N. McCue St., #21
Laramie, Wyoming 82072

Participants will receive email acknowledgement within two weeks of receipt. They will also receive instructions for check in procedures and additional information about seminar activities. Contact Cathi via email at or via phone, 307-742-6399 or 307-399-147, if you have questions.

It is recommended that participants make arrangements for lodging as earlier as possible. There are a number of tourist attractions and activities in and around Laramie in the summer months and hotels and motels have limited availability during this period.

Instructors will be staying at the Holiday Inn. We will also be using one of their conference rooms for group instruction.

We suggest making reservations for accommodations as early as possible. There are a number of tourist related activities scheduled in and around Laramie throughout the summer. Some of the hotels and motels that accept large dogs include:

Holiday Inn:  $83.00 per night plus tax at the government rate. $25.00 fee for large dogs can be waived for service dogs. Let them know that you are attending our seminar.  (307) 721-9000

AmericInn:  $83.00 per night plus tax at the government rate. No dogs over 100 lbs. $25.00 fee per dog per stay. (307) 745-0777

Quality Inn:  $83.00 per night plus tax at the government rate. Fee for dogs can be waived for service dogs. (307) 742-6665

Days Inn:  $79.00 per night plus tax at the government rate. Service dog – no charge. (307) 745-5678

Hampton Inn:  $85.00 per night plus tax at the government rate. No fee for dogs. (307)742-0125

For those who prefer camping, KOA Kampground has RV/trailer spaces at $39.37 for 50 amp service and $37.17 for 30 amp service. It also has a few cabins: 1 room for $40.00 and 2 rooms for $50.00 and there is dog walking area.  The manager says that the cabins will be reserved very quickly. (307) 742-6553

About Sleuth Hounds LLC

Posted by Dan Hutchison Sunday, March 02, 2014 8:23:00 PM Categories: News Training

Neil's Retirement from the Sheriff's Office 

With Neil recently retrieving from the Sheriff's Office the Board of Directors wanted to keep him busy and out of trouble! 550 cord bracelets seem to be all the rage right now and well we could use some extra funds, so who better to make them!



Congrats on your retirement Neil!!! Enjoy the Rope!

Posted by Dan Hutchison Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:07:00 AM Categories: Meeting News

Over Due Snowmobilers 

At 10:56 (1/25/2014 )this morning Albany County Sheriff's Search & Rescue received a request for a call-out for four lost snowmobilers overdue from a Friday ride in the Snowy Range above Albany. We responded with several teams and support personnel along with teams from the Sheriffs Office.

At approximately 1750 cell phone contact was established with the missing party. From that communication, it was established the party was near the junction of C and S trails.

At 1925 a stand down was received and all four were safe.

Thank you to those that responded!


Update: Official News Release from the Albany County Sheriff's Office.

Posted by Dan Hutchison Saturday, January 25, 2014 8:12:00 PM Categories: Call News

ACSSAR Recruting! 

Albany County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is currently recruiting new members for the organization. The organization provides: Ground Search, 4X4, High Angle Mountain Rescue, Search K-9, Snowmobile and ATV rescue units throughout Albany County.

Albany County Wyoming consists of 4309 square miles of varying terrain with various environmental conditions. This requires members to have above average endurance and to feel comfortable in the great outdoors in extreme conditions. Searching can be very rewarding but also very draining, both physically and emotionally. Our unit is also called upon to conduct evidence searches when the need arises.

Persons interested in volunteering for the program must be able to attend related training and meetings. Volunteers are trained in many aspects of search and rescue, including search techniques, land navigation, rescue and recovery and first aid. Additional training is often offered throughout the region and costs are often subsidized for members.

Meetings and trainings are held at 7pm in the Albany County Commissioners Chambers on the last Tuesday of every month excluding December. There is an application fee of $15 refundable if you are denied membership, all in-house training is provided free of charge.

If you are interested in participating and have question please contact us!

Application to join can be downloaded here: APPLICATION

Posted by Dan Hutchison Monday, October 28, 2013 11:37:00 AM Categories: News
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