Gallatin County sheriff reviewing history of Native American image on uniform

The Gallatin County sheriff said he is looking into the history of a yellow patch on both arms of Gallatin County deputies’ uniforms in the wake of national movements to get rid of imagery offensive to Indigenous people.


In the center of the patch is a depiction of a Native American with long hair and what appear to be white feathers attached the back of the person’s head.


Sheriff Brian Gootkin said he wants to know more about the image’s history before deciding whether it should be removed. This comes after the professional football team in Washington, D.C., decided Monday to dispense with its controversial nickname.