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Mon September 12, 2011
Park Ranger recoverying following shootout
GLENDO, WY (AP) - A Wyoming park ranger is recovering from injuries he suffered in a shootout that left another man dead. Ranger Phil Martindale was shot in the chest on Friday near
Glendo State Park in southeast Wyoming.
Authorities say the shootout occurred after Martindale and an
officer with the Platte County Sheriff's Office stopped a motorist
on the east side of the reservoir. County officials say the
motorist fled the scene and was killed in a shootout with officers
at a nearby residence.
The Platte County Attorney's Office on Monday identified the man
killed by police as 57-year-old Jerry Jochim.
A spokesman for the state parks department says Martindale has been transferred from the intensive care unit to a regular room at
the Wyoming Medical Center and was speaking on Monday.