Dozens March to Support Idaho Rancher Killed by Deputies
COUNCIL, Idaho (AP) — Several dozen people marched to support the family of a rancher who was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies after one of his bulls was hit by a car and charged emergency crews.
The Idaho Statesman reports that the group included local residents, other ranchers, young children and dogs. They marched Saturday for about a mile along U.S. Highway 95 from Council Elementary School to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, where they stood in quiet protest.
Idaho State Police say Jack Yantis died Nov. 1 after an altercation with two Adams County deputies on a highway. The deputies planned to shoot the injured animal when the 62-year-old rancher arrived with a rifle. Investigators say all of them fired their weapons. The FBI and state police are investigating.