GPD announces hirings
Hess spent 7 years with Lovell P.D.
by nathan oster
The Greybull Police Department moved quickly to fill the patrol position vacated by Tom Hueckstaedt, hiring Greg Hess away from the Lovell Police Department.
Hess grew up in Lovell, graduating from high school in 1982. He moved to Colorado for a time, only to return to his hometown “10 or 12 years ago.”
It was the school system in Lovell that drew him back. He and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters, both grown and out of the house. One daughter, Kristen, now lives in Greybull, where she is married to Casey Good. The other, Alicia, resides in Arvada, Colo.
Hess joined the Lovell Police Department a little more than seven years ago and served not only as a patrol officer, but also as the LPD’s firearms instructor.
So why the move to Greybull?
“I’ve heard a lot about Chief (Bill) Brenner and the way he runs his department,” said Hess. “My wife and I decided it was time for a change.”
Youngerman hired as town’s ACO
The Greybull Police Department has hired Doug Youngerman as its new animal control officer. Youngerman, who replaced Lisia Hueckstaedt, has been on the job since Dec. 27.
Youngerman and his family (wife and two boys, ages 17 and 23) have lived in Greybull for the past 12 years. Most of his working years were devoted to the railroad, including a stint as the Train Master in Greybull. Retired since 2002, he said he’s excited about his new job.
“I took the animal control officer job because I love animals,” said Youngerman. “I would like to have no dogs be sent to the pound, but if they are, I’d like to be able to easily reunite pets with their owners by having all implanted with a microchip.”
Youngerman said he’s on the job to help the animals and will do whatever he can to find owners to take the homeless pets that he picks up.
To contact Youngerman directly with any animal issues, call 272-4264.