Thermopolis Police Sergeant Shot, Is In Stable Condition

A suspect shot a Thermopolis police sergeant Friday afternoon, authorities say, and the sergeant is stable after being life-flighted.

Clair McFarland

April 29, 20231 min read

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(Thermopolis Police Department via Facebook)

A Thermopolis police sergeant is in stable condition after a suspect shot him Friday, authorities say.

At about 12:30 p.m. Friday, the Thermopolis Police Department responded to an active incident on Canyon Hills Road, according to a midnight statement by the Thermopolis Police Department.

The statement did not publicly identify the suspect.

Sgt. Mike Mascorro "was struck by gunfire," the statement reads, and transported immediately to Hot Springs Health. Personnel later airlifted him to Banner Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Mascorro is in stable condition, says the statement, adding that there is no ongoing threat to the community. Canyon Hills Road is reopened to the public.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, which is common practice for officer-involved shootings.

"We'd like to express our appreciation to our community for their outpouring of support," says the statement. "We have received numerous inquiries regarding donations for the Mascorro family, donations may be made at Pinnacle Bank."

The department first announced Friday afternoon that there had been an officer-involved shooting, but did not give details at that time. Numerous community members commented to the initial Facebook post, to say that they were praying.

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Clair McFarland

Crime and Courts Reporter