Deputy Sheriff Bryan Phillip Gross

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Phillip Gross

Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Bryan Phillip Gross

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Gross drowned in the North Platte River while attempting to save a teenage girl who had jumped into the river after fighting with her boyfriend.

Deputy Gross had responded to the scene and entered the water, which was swollen due to heavy snowmelt. The girl was pulled from the water by bystanders but Deputy Gross was swept away. His body was found four days later, approximately 1/2 mile from where he entered the river.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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I moved to Wyoming in 2011.
I was homeless in Douglas and living out of my truck with 3 dogs in Riverside Park
Deputy Gross was the first Officer I met in Wyoming .

He would stop by to check on me and we talked a few times
He was always asking if I needed food or blankets or anything till I got on my feet.
He recommended the company I ended up working for and I was stunned when I saw the search at the riverside and later learned my new friend was gone.
He was indeed a hero and I am honored to say I met him.
His kindness and concern for the community is still exemplified in the actions of his fellow Deputies .

But his humbleness and willing to help those in need has been and always will be a model for me.
Thank you for all you did for me. You truly never will be forgotten.

Norman Egolf
Citizen

January 10, 2019

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