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Chief Chris Steffen
Green River Police Department
375 W Flaming Gorge Way
Green River, WY 82935
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On October 14, 1996, Lieutenant Mecham was investigating a possible homicide and went to the residence of a suspect. Upon making contact with the suspect at the residence, the suspect ambushed Lieutenant Mecham and shot him with a shotgun in the neck. This incident led to Lieutenant Mecham having to undergo numerous surgeries throughout the years and extensive pain management therapies as a result of the gunshot wound. Lieutenant Mecham is the first officer fatality from the state of Wyoming.