Adam Longo was a native of Cody‚ Wyoming. He graduated from Cody High School and then spent a brief stint in the U.S. Army. He returned to Cody‚ where he lived and worked until he moved to Casper‚ Wyoming‚ to begin college‚ pursuing a degree in criminal justice/law enforcement.
After graduation in 2002‚ he began as a trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. He was stationed in Jackson‚ Wyoming‚ then transferred back to Casper‚ where he served until 2009. He received numerous accolades and awards while working for the Patrol‚ including the Luke Schalund Medal of Life Award.
In 2009‚ Adam returned to school to pursue his second degree in fire science‚ while working for a local plumbing company‚ CK Mechanical‚ as an apprentice plumber. When he had just a few semesters left in this program‚ he began working at Wyoming Medical Center as an EMT-B on the ambulance service and volunteered at Evansville Fire/EMS. He also completed the requirements to teach CPR for the American Heart Association through Wyoming Medical Center and was looking forward to instructing classes.
In July 2011‚ Adam began his career with the Natrona County Fire District and was doing a great job of learning the ropes. Adam had barely turned 31 years old when he suffered a stroke responding to a grass fire in April 2012. He was nine months into his probationary period as a firefighter with Natrona County Fire District. He spent six days in the ICU at Wyoming Medical Center‚ where he underwent surgery. He was moved to the neuro unit and died the next day.
Adam was involved in a variety of activities including hunting and fishing‚ model railroading‚ gun collecting‚ and weightlifting. In 2007‚ he won second place for his weight division at the International AAU Powerlifting competition in Las Vegas‚ Nevada. He also participated in various Highland/Celtic games around the region and was a weightlifting coach for Special Olympics of Wyoming.
He was married to Jennifer‚ and they were just two months away from their eight-year anniversary when he died. They had two dogs‚ Trooper (a yellow lab) and Hunter (a chocolate lab). Adam was a jokester and was always pranking his friends and co-workers. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor‚ his laugh‚ his positive impact on others‚ and his outlook on life.