Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Deputies named in Oregon rancher's shooting

The Adams County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the deputies involved in the fatal shooting of Council rancher Jack Yantis on Nov. 1. The two deputies were identified Monday afternoon as Cody Rolland and Brian Wood. The sheriff's office said Rolland has been employed as full-time deputy by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office since July 2015 but has been an Idaho certified peace officer since 2000. Wood has been employed by the sheriff's office since June 2013. “Out of concern for the safety of the two deputies involved in this incident and the desire for a fair and impartial investigation to be conducted, I have been hesitant to release the names. I still have concerns about threats made against the deputies but, at this time I believe that it is the right thing to do,” Zollman said in the news release that named the deputies. “I sincerely hope that our deputies and their families will be safe and that the citizens here in Adams County and others throughout the country will reserve judgment in this incident until the investigation is finished.” Meanwhile, attorney Paul Winward told KTVB he talked with members of the Yantis family who said the release of the names is the first step toward accountability and the first step toward justice...more

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