Retired Fremont County Sheriff Tim Mckinney was inducted into the Wyoming Law Enforcement Hall of Fame Friday. The award is sponsored by the Wyoming Association of  Sheriff's and Chiefs of Police. Mckinney began his career as a dispatcher in the Lander Police Department. Then he went to the street and graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. He spent 5 1/2 years in the Lander Police Department before he was elected Fremont County Sheriff in 1978. Mckinney says being named to the Hall of Fame is a great honor.
was instrumental in developing the Wyoming Peace Officers Manual and  the passage of a bill in 1984 which protects Deputy Sheriff's from being fired due to political outcomes.  He also lobbied for the original Law Enforcement Retirement Program that separated law enforcement personnel from other state retirement accounts into one of their own.

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