Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Montana ● Line of Duty Death: October 19, 2019

On October 19, 2019, Deputy Sheriff Jacob Allmendinger passed away from an in line of duty vehicle accident while trying to save stranded motorists in the Bridger mountain range.

Deputy Allmendinger was sworn into the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office in 2017. Previously, he had worked as a 911 dispatcher for Gallatin County for seven years, and for the Search and Rescue team for eight years before being sworn in as deputy.

Allmendinger enjoyed playing sports in his downtime, such as softball, basketball, ice hockey and cornhole. He made every effort to spend quality time with his family, enjoying barbecues and boating at the lake.

Deputy Sheriff Jake Allmendinger is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Monica, and their children Bentley, Lexi, and Kai.