Wyoming Inmate Tolar Dies at Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution

Galen Van Tolar courtesy of Wyoming Department of Corrections

CASPER, Wyo. — Galen Van Tolar, a Wyoming inmate, died from a long-term illness on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.  

Tolar was sentenced on June 4, 2014 by Sweetwater County District Court Judge Nena James.  He was serving 8-15 years for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault.

Tolar was born on October 23, 1945 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  

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As per departmental policy an autopsy has been ordered.