Yantis shooting: one year later

Posted at 10:19 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 00:19:37-04

It has been one year since the shooting death of Council rancher Jack Yantis.  Yantis was shot by Adams County Deputies during a confrontation.  He was initially summoned to put down a bull he owned after it had been hit by a car. The situation escalated and ended in the death of Yantis.


Tuesday, friends and family gathered to remember Yantis and keep his legacy alive. They sat around a campfire just outside of his ranch to celebrate the life of the man they loved


Many Council residents insist the town will never quite be the same. The shooting divided the small ranching community.  Many supporting Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s decision not to prosecute the deputies involved.  Others maintain they will fight for however long it takes to get “Justice for Jack.”


Earlier this year it was announced that one of the deputies involved Cody Roland resigned from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. The other deputy, Brian Wood was let go from his position with the department.


The family of Jack Yantis has filed a wrongful death suit against Adams County.