WYO Rodeo Prompts Extra Patrols
The streets of Sheridan are full to overflowing this week for one of the top rodeo events in the West. The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is celebrating its 88th year.
All week local Sheridan County law enforcement agencies will have an increased presence and zero tolerance for impaired driving. It’s a joint effort of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Sheridan Police Department, and Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office.
“It is our mission to provide a safe and enjoyable experience during rodeo week,” said Wyoming Highway Patrol Captain Jason Green. “Driving drunk, buzzed driving, or other forms of impaired driving will not be tolerated.”
There are a number of transportation alternatives available to rodeo-goers at little to no cost. The SPD is even offering a free ride program beginning Thursday, July 11, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., picking up at the corner of Gould and Loucks. This Friday and Saturday, the pick-up point with be Alger and Main Street from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
“We are not discouraging celebrating, we are encouraging making wise choices, choosing designated drivers, or arranging for rides to and from this week’s events,” said WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Laura Dalles. “Our tag line for the campaign is — You can get WYO’d, just don’t get slammed.”