SSSAR facility named in honor of past chief Gerry Connell
August 22, 2019
SEELEY LAKE – Members of the community and visitors came out for the Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue Open House to check out the facility, meet the volunteers and enjoy lunch. At the dedication, Assistant Chief Joe Miller named the building the "Gerry Connell Search and Rescue Building" in recognition for Connell's more than 30 years of dedicated service, leadership and effective organization that has made SSSAR what it is today.
Connell helped establish the SSSAR unit after it separated from Missoula County Search and Rescue. He served as chief of the Seeley-Swan unit from 1981 – 2017....