With 35 years total in law enforcement, Orr retried from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a captain in 2008 after 21 years with the county. While he was with the sheriff’s office, Orr also volunteered his time with the Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department, which he gave 17 years to. He joined the Madison Valley Rural Fire District in 2005, and Madison Valley Search and Rescue after he retired in 2008.
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Madison County Commissioners met with outgoing District Court Judge Loren Tucker, Clerk of District Court Dianne Kaatz and Sheriff Roger Thompson on Friday, Jan. 6 to look at blueprints of the intended renovations to the historic Madison County Courthouse in Virginia City.
As of Sept. 13, Verizon and AT&T towers in Madison County allow cell phone users to text 911 to report emergencies.
“He must have been trying to get a free ride or something,” joked Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Ryan Picken, referring to the cinnamon black bear that was hanging around the train tracks between Virginia City and Nevada City on Aug. 21.
Sheriff Gootkin gathered at Black’s Ford fishing access site on June 9 with Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson, Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden captain Adam Pankratz and Montana Highway Patrol sergeant Patrick McCarthy to announce a plan for keeping river-goers safe in Southwest Montana.
Jefferson River scoured for missing Butte man over the weekend; body recovered Tuesday — At 8:45 a.m. on May 10, a Whitehall area resident reported to 911 what appeared to be a body floating in the Jefferson River near Cardwell, according to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson. “Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, […]
‘Elk rage’ incident results in arrest of Norris man
Frank Colwell, president of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, welcomed over 50 community members to a candidates forum at the Twin Bridges high school on Oct. 8.
A five-vehicle crash in Cameron on Friday at 5:30 p.m. involved a total of 13 people.