CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) “It’s hard to find someone with a work ethic that Aaron Shatto has.”
“Natrona County was very lucky to have him.”
“He tries to do the right thing and he’s just very dedicated.”
“he’s always, always had a top-notch dedication to the people in this community and to the sheriff’s office.” Said Taylor Courtney, a long time friend and coworker
Sgt. Shatto served four years in the army before working for the sheriff’s office in 1994.
“I started in the detention center.”
There for two years before moving to patrol where he worked for nine.
“got the opportunity to go to Wyoming DCI as a task force officer. I did that for two years.” Said Shatto.
Followed by another short stint with the patrol.
“and then became an investigator here at the Natrona County sheriff’s office in March of 2008.”
Taking over the sergeant position in January of 2015.
“I think that every person in law enforcement realizes when their time is done.” He said.
He’ll retire one month shy of 25 years.
“I’m really going to miss the people. I’m going to miss my brothers and sisters. They’re very important to me. I hope we can continue that relationship afterward, but certainly the citizens as well. Helping the victims out, and taking care and finding them justice.”
Sgt. Shatto leaves a lasting impression.
“Aaron has a passion and a drive to see something through and always willing to help and go the extra mile.” said Dan Itzen, a longtime friend and the Natrona County District Attorney.
“his motto is always ‘do the right thing’ and I’ve adopted that motto and I appreciate that about him.”
“I just hope he finds something that he loves doing and wants to get up, jump out of bed and go to work every day.” Said Shatto's wife, Sherri.
“Congratulations on your retirement. I’m a little concerned because this means you have a lot more time for pranks and shenanigans. But, either way, thank you so much for everything you did for me in my years in Casper, everything you've done for the Casper community. No one deserves retirement more than you. Congratulations.” Said Lauren Wells, a former KCWY news anchor.
Shatto says he’s looking forward to getting to know his family again, and continuing to serve the community.