Sheriff’s Office thanks rescuers
February 7, 2008
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the family and friends of John McKibben, Craig Morris and Murray Maloney, who assisted the Summit County Search and Rescue Group during the search and rescue mission that occurred on Jan. 29.
The cooperation and support of the Kremmling community was phenomenal. The search and rescue efforts were enhanced by family members and other local volunteers who were familiar with the Elliot Ridge trails. Their experience and knowledge of the area was most helpful in establishing the search perimeters.
The employees, owners, and residents of Spring Creek Ranch, Shadow Creek Ranch and Blue Valley Ranch offered their equipment, food shelter and internet services to the rescue group members and civilian volunteers. The generosity and unselfishness displayed by the members of the community was overwhelming.
On behalf of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit County Search and Rescue Group, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family of John McKibben. Judging by the outpouring of love and support shown by the community, he will be sorely missed.