Local business owner designs stickers to honor the unexpected death of Casper police officer

After the unexpected death of Casper PD Lt. Danny Dundas, the owner of local Casper business Western Sign & Design has created a unique way to honor Dundas.
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 4:36 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2021 at 5:34 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper community has rallied together to support the Casper Police Department after one of their own unexpectedly died earlier this week, and a local business has come up with its own way to honor the life of Lt. Danny Dundas.

Western Sign & Design has designed a sticker with Dundas’ initials, and the idea was originally created as a helmet sticker for the football team at Centennial Junior High.

Nick Gilbert, the owner of Western Sign & Design, said that the idea came from one of the parents of a Centennial player to create a sticker that the kids to wear on their helmets to honor Dundas, and his business had the resources to make that kind of thing happen.

Dundas’ step-son plays on Centennial’s team.

Gilbert said the idea was originally to only give the stickers to Centennial players, but the outpouring of support on Facebook has changed the plan.

“I thought it would be awesome if everybody, if all the kids, in Casper had a sticker on their helmet, instrument, or whatever activity they participate in,” said Gilbert.

The stickers are “100 percent free.” You can reach out to Nick Gilbert or Western Sign & Design on Facebook to get one of your own, or you can stop by Coldwell Banker, Lifetime Fitness or the Western Sign & Design offices to pick one up.

“If people can reach out to us and give us quantities, then, we can have that prepared for them.”

Gilbert is also a football coach at Centennial Junior High, and he said the reason for doing this is because Danny was “huge for our community and mainly our kids.”

“The biggest thing that he did was support what our kids were doing in our community,” said Gilbert. “When he was at events, you knew he was there, and the kids knew him.

“For example, at the beginning of our football season, we had 70 kids, and one coach,” said Gilbert. “Danny really had no stake, but he showed up every day for about a week to help with the kids and keep things organized and keep things going until everything got sorted out.

“He’s just a big inspiration, and for me, seeing the way he worked with kids and impacted kids that was kind of the most important thing in getting those stickers to as many kids as we possibly could.”

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