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Gallatin County Chaplain celebrates 30 years working in the community

“When you’re with a person in a crisis experience, it’s a privilege. It’s an opportunity.”
Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 14:35:09-04

BOZEMAN — On Wednesday, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office celebrated Warren Hiebert’s 30 years as a chaplain in the community.

The Sheriff’s Office says Chaplain Hiebert has been instrumental in developing the chaplains’ program in Gallatin County and other agencies across the state.

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Hiebert got his start in Gallatin County after working as a pastor and chaplain in Indiana.

Members of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s office, Bozeman Police Department and the community were invited to honor Hiebert’s career Wednesday afternoon, with law enforcement leaders like Sheriff Gootkin and Police Chief Steve Crawford sharing emotional and heartfelt thank yous for his service.

“When you’re with a person in a crisis experience, it’s a privilege. It’s an opportunity,” said Hiebert.

“And what I’ve learned over the 30 years, very few people get to be part of a person’s crisis or the struggle that they’re going through, the heartache that they feel. And as a chaplain, I’ve been able to do that.”

Chaplin Hiebert says he will continue to serve the community as a chaplain on a part-time basis.