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Former Lander game warden retires after 29 years of service

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports

South Jackson game warden Jerry Longobardi has announced his retirement following 29 years of service to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Longobardi began his career with his appointment as a game warden in Cheyenne in 1984.

From 1984 to 1987, he served in several short term game warden positions in Green River, Alcova and Lander. In July 1987, Longobardi was assigned as the Baggs district game warden where he served until 1991 when he was transferred to Meeteetse to assume the district game warden duties there.

In 2008, he was transferred to the South Jackson Game Warden District where he served until retirement.

Longobardi is known for his knowledge and yearning for Wyoming's remotest areas.

"Jerry is an expert woodsman who has spent a good part of his career patrolling Wyoming's backcountry in some of the wildest places in the lower 48," said Brian Nesvik, Wyoming's chief game warden. "His work reflected his passion for wildlife and the places they live."

Longobardi will be replaced by game warden Kyle Lash who is transferring to Jackson from Kaycee.

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