Walt Longmire is the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County. Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic, a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch, an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.
No calm after the storm.
Did You Know?
Walt's beer of choice is Rainier, named in honor of Washington State's Mount Rainier. Longmire is the name of the historic district within the Mount Rainier National Park; it's named for James and his son David Longmire (1844-1925). James Longmire led a wagon train of travelers to the Tacoma, Washington area in 1853, when David was nine years old. David Longmire bought large tracts of land in the Wenas Valley area of Yakima County, Washington State between 1871 & 1878 (large enough to provide homesteads for seven children, two stepchildren, and at least fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren before or upon his death), and lived there for well over fifty years, becoming one of the leading citizens of Yakima County. See more
In at least one episode, when Walt finds a firearm in possession of a character, they explain to the sheriff that "It's registered". Wyoming, like many states, does not require registration of either firearms or firearms owners. See more
Referenced in Talking Dead: Service