Lieutenant Cole Nethercott
He is a Lieutenant at Jacksonhole PD. He was born and raised in Jackson. Both sides of family are original homesteaders. They migrated to the area in the early 1900s. He didn’t have interest in law enforcement when he was younger until the police department started and explores program when he was in high school. He joined and then became interested in the line of work. The town has significantly changed and grown in his life time. The economy is much more year-round due to the influx of people living in the town and tourism. It was not uncommon in the 1980s and around that time for people to be laid off and go on unemployment during the winter because there was not enough work. He goes to Yellowstone to visit every once in a while, but not very often because it is busy. The weather in the area can be very harsh and unpredictable at times. There is an influx of calls for service during the summer months but he is not worried about the increased tourism raising the crime rate.
Diaz, Martha N., "Lieutenant Cole Nethercott" (2016). The Stories of Greater Yellowstone. 14.
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