Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol in Cheyenne and in Natrona County from sunrise to sunset on Monday, October 4, 2021 in honor and memory of Casper Police Lt. Dan Dundas.
Lt. Dundas began his career at the Casper Police Department in 2008 and was honored as CPD Officer of the Year in 2011 and Sergeant of the Year in 2015. He was awarded the Life-Saving Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Police Service Cross with combat distinction. Dundas died on September 27, 2021.
“Jennie and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Casper community and the family and friends of Lt. Dundas,” Governor Gordon said. “This tragedy reminds us how important it is to acknowledge the emotional toll that working as a first responder can have. We have a responsibility to provide mental health support and resources to those serving and protecting Wyoming citizens.”
The Casper Police Department announced on Wednesday that officers have been in close contact with the Dundas family to help any way they could.
The department also announced it would treat the death as incurred as a result of line-of-duty actions.
“Though our hearts are broken, we choose to acknowledge the difficult nature of the profession to which Danny had, with his characteristic gusto and larger-than-life personality, diligently dedicated himself,” a spokesperson said.
A public memorial service is scheduled for Monday, October 4 at 4 pm at Casper’s Ford Wyoming Center.
Please note that this notice is only for the Wyoming State Flag and only at two locations in the state – at the Capitol Building and in Natrona County. Other flags should remain at full-staff.